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Return man Eric Page, trick-shot QB Alex Tanney among Bucs’ cuts

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The Buccaneers are closing in on the 75-man roster limit, and the biggest news is that there will be a new kick returner in Tampa Bay this season.

Eric Page, who handled both punt returns and kickoff returns for the Bucs last year, was among the players placed on waivers. Last year Page returned 23 punts for 251 yards and 22 kickoffs for 548 yards. With Page gone, the leading contenders to win the return job are undrafted rookie receiver Solomon Patton and speedy running backs Jeff Demps and Bobby Rainey.

Quarterback Alex Tanney, known as the trick-shot QB for a viral video showing him making seemingly impossible throws, was also let go.

Also cut by the Bucs were long snapper Jeremy Cain, DT Euclid Cummings, OL Jace Daniels, WR Skye Dawson, OL Jason Foster, DE Ryne Giddins, G R.J. Mattes, WR Tommy Streeter, DE Chaz Sutton and FB Ian Thompson.

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6 Responses to “Return man Eric Page, trick-shot QB Alex Tanney among Bucs’ cuts”
  1. rdstpa2 says: Aug 24, 2014 4:54 PM

    No suprises in those cuts. Next weekend might there might be.

  2. leeeroooyjeeenkiiins says: Aug 24, 2014 5:10 PM

    Tommy Streeter was looking decent, he could be worth a look for a team really needing some WR depth. Not really surprised by Page though…he’s not terrible at returns or anything, but he has no explosiveness. Patton has had a few nice returns so far and i expect him to win the spot.

  3. newdayintampabay says: Aug 24, 2014 5:29 PM

    Thank God

  4. swampcannons says: Aug 24, 2014 5:41 PM

    Hated to see Tommy Streeter go, very promising and hopefully he’ll get picked up somewhere. Being deep @ WR is a good problem to have. Focus on guards please.

  5. herrcules13 says: Aug 24, 2014 6:26 PM

    The NFLPA needs to work a deal to increase the total number of players on the roster–during talks about increasing regular season games. The league won’t like the increase in salary $, but the gain for the owners is that they’ll have more options. It’ll be particularly beneficial when they increase the # of games in the regular season…problem is that the union seems to be too weak to do what they’re supposed to–stand up for the players.

  6. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 27, 2014 2:00 PM

    When Tanney was in Dallas, I thought he looked like a pretty good prospect. He has bounced around the league and just can’t seem to find a team. The Browns signed him off the Dallas practice squad last year.

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