Yesterday, the Buccaneers made their first step towards finalizing their 75-man roster by waiving 10 players. That list includes running back Dominique Brown, defensive tackle Quayshawne Buckley, offensive lineman Antoine Everett, long-snapper Brandon Hartson, safety Kimario McFadden, punter Karl Schmitz, cornerback Al-Hajj Shabazz, defensive ends George Uko and Jamal Young were all waived. Personally, heading into camp I thought Jamal Young had one of the best chances to make the team with the lack of quality of defensive ends on the roster.
In addition, Joey Iosefa, the Bucs’ 7th round draft pick out of Hawaii was waived. Iosefa was a good running back in college but transitioned to fullback with Tampa. He was the team’s only draft pick waived on Sunday and will most likely be the only player from this draft class waived. He was battling with Jovorskie Lane for the starting fullback job.
Finally, the Buccaneers currently have 79 players on the roster and must cut their roster down to 75 players by Tuesday, September 1st. The deadline for final cuts down to the 53-man roster is September 5th.
Extra: Tim Jennings, a former Bear was cut on Sunday. He played 2 years for Lovie Smith. Jennings was very good in Lovie’s defensive scheme. Jennings already knows the system and is very experienced, also he is a former 2 time pro bowler and is a top 25 corner in the league. Jennings also has 20 career interceptions. Jennings is a ball hawk and is good in coverage, but excels in stopping the run. Jennings was a cap casualty and also the Bears wanted to go younger. In, addition, Jennings was having a tough time in camp adjusting from the knee surgery, but he is fully healthy now. He would be a bargain for one year for about $2.5 mil and load it up with incentives that could reach up to $5 mil.