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.
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.