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Buccaneers finish up cuts, let Major Wright go

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Safety Major Wright was supposed to be one of the guys to help spread Lovie Smith’s message in Tampa Bay, but he won’t be doing that now.

The veteran safety was one of the final eight roster cuts made by the Buccaneers, as they reached the 53-man roster limit.

Wright was signed in April after spending three years with the Bears, three as a starter. His last year under Smith in Chicago was his best, with four interceptions.

But with Mark Barron and Dashon Goldson starting, they elected to go with some younger players to back up and play special teams.

The Buccaneers also released tight end Cameron Brate, running back Jeff Demps, quarterback Mike Kafka, linebacker Brandon Magee, defensive tackle Matthew Masifilo, wide receiver Solomon Patton and defensive tackle Ronald Talley.

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15 Responses to “Buccaneers finish up cuts, let Major Wright go”
  1. txraiderfan says: Aug 30, 2014 7:01 PM

    Major Wright > Brandian Ross. You listening, R McKenzie????

  2. unkn0wn17 says: Aug 30, 2014 7:04 PM

    These jerseys are hideous

  3. Patskrieg dot com says: Aug 30, 2014 7:05 PM

    Cut Jeff Demps? But he’s so fast and occasionally committed to football…

  4. bassplucker says: Aug 30, 2014 7:15 PM

    No surprise to Bears fans. Major Wright does not belong in the NFL.

  5. 87hollywoodhorn says: Aug 30, 2014 7:51 PM

    Kafka is better than Glennon or McCown. Free Dan Persa!

  6. orivar says: Aug 30, 2014 7:52 PM

    Now he can go to Minnesota. A Major and a Captain on the same team NEEDS to happen.

  7. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Aug 30, 2014 8:19 PM

    Who designed those jerseys? What a disgrace!

  8. evansvc says: Aug 30, 2014 8:20 PM

    Bring this guy out of retirement…..
    Vince Young,… He can still play at a HIGH level,…. His NFL won/loss record right now is 31-19 as a starting quarterback… He has playoff experience … He’s a 2 time Pro-Bowler… He was voted 2006 NFL Rookie of the Year…..
    The NFL is all about “WINS and LOSSES”…. and Vince can WIN…………
    Bring in Vince Young “NOW”… Evaluate him, if he’s good enough sign him… You will have to guarantee his contract….

  9. titansbro says: Aug 30, 2014 8:39 PM

    Lol @ VY fan boy up there. If he was good enough don’t you think he would’ve stuck on 1 of the 20 teams he’s been on?

  10. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 30, 2014 8:45 PM

    Staying too long with Major Wright would be a major wrong.

  11. jwf239 says: Aug 31, 2014 1:44 AM

    “Hall of fame, here I come!” – VY

  12. buffalicious says: Aug 31, 2014 9:25 AM

    Those Bucs Jerseys are the best!!! I am not worried about the defense!! It’s that offense man…..O Line has to get right!

  13. coloradobuc says: Aug 31, 2014 10:05 AM

    Defense has to get MEAN !

  14. swampcannons says: Aug 31, 2014 1:53 PM

    No surprise to Bears fans. Major Wright does not belong in the NFL.
    ——————————————————–
    So what you’re saying then is that he would fit right in with Chicago’s D. If anyone knows who doesn’t belong in the NFL it would be Bears fans.

  15. bigdawg24 says: Sep 1, 2014 10:05 AM

    Major Wright could step in and start today for the KC Chiefs over Abdullah, and be a massive upgrade.

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