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.