Buccaneers cut Quincy Black, sign Kevin Ogletree


Linebacker Quincy Black’s 2012 season ended early because of a neck injury suffered when he hit Ryan Mathews of the Chargers in the backfield during a game.

Now his time with the Buccaneers has come to an end as well. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Buccaneers have released Black, a move that has been expected for a while as Black has made a slow recovery from the nerve damage he suffered on that play. It’s unclear whether he’s going to play again and that doesn’t work when you’re set to make $5.5 million.

Stroud also reports that the team has come to an agreement with wide receiver Kevin Ogletree. Ogletree had a huge first game of the season as the Cowboys’ third receiver in 2012, but slowly faded out of use as Dwayne Harris saw more playing time and Ogletree didn’t take advantage of his. He finished the year with 32 catches for 436 yards and four touchdowns and probably will be fighting for a role as a reserve receiver with the Bucs this summer.