Kevin Ogletree isn’t the only player leaving the Buccaneers during their bye week.
The Buccaneers confirmed that Ogletree was released and announced that safety Ahmad Black has also been let go as the team makes some roster moves in the wake of an 0-4 start. Black was a fifth-round choice by the team in 2011 and will be subject to waivers as a result of his limited service time in the league.
Black has played all four games this season, starting twice and recording 12 tackles. His most notable moment came in Week Two when he pasted Saints tight end Jimmy Graham with a shot to the head on a play that drew both a flag and a $21,000 fine. Starting safety Mark Barron hurt his hamstring in Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals, but the Bucs must feel okay with the other options on hand in the even he’s not able to play after the bye week.
Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times also reports that the Bucs are expected to promote wide receiver Chris Owusu and re-sign wide receiver Tiquan Underwood. That would fill the two open roster spots, but there may be more changes coming to a team whose record explains why they’re needed.