As expected, the Bucs have bounced fullback B.J. Askew and defensive tackle Chris Hovan.
Also gone, per PewterReport.com, is guard Arron Sears, a second-round draft pick in 2007 whose career was derailed in 2009 when he went AWOL during the offseason. He ultimately joined the team in November, but he was overweight and out of shape.
Guard Shawn Murphy, cornerback Stoney Woodson, and punter Sam Paulescu also were released by Tampa.
Because Sears has fewer than four years of service, he’ll be subject to the waivers process.