Buccaneers cut veteran corner D.J. Moore

AP

Veteran cornerback D.J. Moore signed with the Buccaneers this offseason hoping to win their nickel job.

As it turns out, he won’t be winning any job.

The Bucs announced they cut Moore, and signed journeyman tackle J.B. Shugarts and undrafted linebacker Jeremy Grable.

Moore was a fourth-rounder by the Bears under coach Lovie Smith’s watch, and that was thought to give him an edge with Smith’s new team. But they also added free agents Alterraun Verner and Mike Jenkins to go with last year’s second-rounder Johnthan Banks, and think Leonard Johnson can play there as well.

This at least gives Moore a chance to catch on elsewhere. He had a cup of coffee with the Panthers last year, playing in two games.

5 responses to “Buccaneers cut veteran corner D.J. Moore

  1. Not starting CB material by any means, but he’s a decent nickleback and above average on special teams. I think some other team will find a place for him.

  2. He was such a total stud player in college, I’m surprised he’s been such a journeyman in the NFL.

  3. tennesseeoilers says:Jul 23, 2014 10:34 AM

    He was such a total stud player in college, I’m surprised he’s been such a journeyman in the NFL.
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    He is very small. He has a great nose for the ball, but he doesn’t have ridiculous athleticism and at 5’9 in height (if even), that puts a ceiling on his capacity to be a starting CB at this level.

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