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Buccaneers awarded Chris Jones, Russell Shepard on waivers

Russell Shepard AP

The Buccaneers have been awarded ex-Texans defensive tackle Chris Jones and ex-Eagles wide receiver Russell Shepard on waivers, the club said Sunday.

The 23-year-old Jones was a sixth-round pick of Houston in April. He had three tackles and a half-sack in the Texans’ preseason finale vs. Dallas. Houston waived Jones on Saturday.

Shepard, an undrafted free agent from LSU, was also waived on Saturday. He caught three passes for 42 yards in the preseason for Philadelphia.

With Jones and Shepard arriving, the Buccaneers parted ways with wide receiver Tiquan Underwood and linebacker Najee Goode.

The Buccaneers also disclosed they had signed cornerback Deveron Carr, offensive lineman Jace Daniels, linebacker Ka’lial Glaud, defensive tackle Matthew Masifilo, tight end Danny Noble, wide receiver Chris Owusu and offensive tackle Mike Remmers to their practice squad. All seven players were waived by the Bucs on Saturday.

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6 Responses to “Buccaneers awarded Chris Jones, Russell Shepard on waivers”
  1. thepftpoet says: Sep 1, 2013 6:29 PM

    “Rewarded” is probably the wrong word choice…

  2. weezycat2 says: Sep 1, 2013 6:47 PM

    I don’t know how Freeman keeps his job or receives a new contract he has regressed terribly and looks uncertain of his skill set. Glennon is abysmal!

  3. dolphins4 says: Sep 1, 2013 7:50 PM

    The Eagles screwed up cutting Shepard.

  4. bucforever says: Sep 1, 2013 8:18 PM

    Josh Freeman is in the top 10 of NFL quarterbacks! GO BUCS!

  5. tedmurph says: Sep 1, 2013 8:19 PM

    Eagles had a lot of their cuts claimed for a team that was so bad last yr. Guess that happens when you bring in a new regime.

  6. antneejay2 says: Sep 1, 2013 9:01 PM

    @tedmurf

    No, that’s what happens when the head coach gives valuable roster spots to his homies (Matthews and Maehl). Roseman said they kept Matthews because they value versatility. He has a point. There must be a million things Casey can’t do. The only thing Maehl can’t do is play football.
    Tampa fans, you’re going to be quite pleased with Shepard. Go Bucs.

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