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Bucs reduce roster, add a tight end

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The Buccaneers have commenced the process of dropping to 75 — and they’ve also given a new guy a belated shot at making the final 53-man roster.

Gone are receiver Carlton Mitchell, defensive end Ernest Owusu, quarterback Adam Weber, and defensive end Markus White, receiver Derek Hagan, fullback Spencer Larsen, and safety Troy Nolan.

Cornerback Anthony Gaitor (ACL) and running back Michael Smith (foot) have been placed on injured reserve.

The Bucs added tight end Mike Shanahan (pictured), who previously had played for the Jets.  He had been recruited to attend Pitt by Bucs special-teams coordinator Dave Wannstedt.

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6 Responses to “Bucs reduce roster, add a tight end”
  1. bucrightoff says: Aug 26, 2013 4:31 PM

    Usually Bucs go from Tampa to Washington, but I guess Mike Shanahan is going the other way to balance it out.

  2. onlythebest36 says: Aug 26, 2013 4:55 PM

    Dave Wannstedt is all the way down the pole to special teams coordinator. Time to move on Wannie. You wasted enough of my Bears time, don’t blow it on the Bucs either.

  3. matt498 says: Aug 26, 2013 4:56 PM

    Dave Wannstedt is still a coach somewhere? The guy has never, yes never, won anywhere he has been the head coach. Would you really want this guy anywhere near your team?

    I bet the Bucs special teams will struggle this year.

  4. modellforprez says: Aug 26, 2013 4:56 PM

    Mike Shanahan is a beast. At Pitt he caught everything Tino Sunseri threw his way. he has good hands hebis pretty tall athletic and for A Hunkey he can jump. he should catch on some where. Will Never understand how Pitt and the Steelers share practice complex the same Stadium and the Steelers over the past 20 years have one measly pick from Pitt. Hank l
    poteat. all that talent in your own building And seemingly ignored. im not saying is ohio st or fla or even PSU but still Pitt has had it share of good players the stinkies never even looked at

  5. derrickbrooks4president says: Aug 26, 2013 5:02 PM

    Special teams is the only unit that looks worth a crap so far this pre season.

  6. whysomanylosers says: Aug 27, 2013 3:38 PM

    derrickbrooks4president says:
    Aug 26, 2013 5:02 PM
    Special teams is the only unit that looks worth a crap so far this pre season.

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    No, special teams looks crappy too. I am not sure Wannstedt is even cut out to be ST coach.

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