Jamon Meredith goes from Bucs starter to cut

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It’s going to be a tough couple of days for a lot of players around the league, although few of the players learning of their release will have dropped out of their team’s plans faster than Jamon Meredith.

Meredith started the first game of the preseason at right guard for the Buccaneers, but was promptly dropped from both the lineup and the competition to start at the position. Moving to tackle didn’t change his fortunes, however, and the Bucs announced Friday that Meredith has been released.

Meredith, who entered the league as a 2009 fifth-round pick of the Packers before being signed by the Bills off Green Bay’s practice squad, started 20 games for the Bucs over the last two seasons but the change in coaches from Greg Schiano to Lovie Smith doesn’t seem to have done him any favors.

His experience could land him a job somewhere else as the other 31 rosters take shape, but, for now, the summer is one of discontent for Meredith.

8 responses to “Jamon Meredith goes from Bucs starter to cut

  1. Seemed at least vaguely decent last year, nobody you’d be excited about but not a complete train wreck (like Oniel Cousins has been). The guy’s got some versatility as a backup lineman who can play multiple spots. He’ll get picked up by somebody else soon. He’s not great, but he’s not terrible.

  2. This is odd to me. In 2012, stepped up when Joseph and Nicks were out. He’s not been good this preseason, for sure. Was put to backup after first game. But cut? Again, a bit odd. Tells me something else is up.

  3. After week 1, look for the Bucs to cut Cousins and pick up Incognito. It removes any guaranteed money for Bucs.

    I think Meredith was let go early so he has better chance to catch on with another team who may have had an OL injury last night…its a common courtesy in the NFL for veteran players.

  4. Many teams could use this guy as at least a back up. Even if he clears waivers because of his current contract, teams will be interested in signing him to a new one. This Ted Thompson 5th round find will likely find another team.

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