Rookie Matt Gay wins Bucs’ kicking battle with Cairo Santos

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The Buccaneers kept rookie kicker Matt Gay, releasing Cairo Santos.

Youth was served in Tampa today.

The team announced its roster moves to reach the 53-player limit, and of the initial roster, only three players are 30 years old or older.

The Bucs waived running back Bruce Anderson III, safety John Battle, defensive lineman Terry Beckner, offensive tackle Cole Boozer, safety Kentrell Brice, receiver Emanuel Hall, safety Isaiah Johnson, tight end Jordan Leggett, outside linebacker Noah Spence, center Nate Trewyn and cornerback Mazzi Wilkins.

They released Santos and running back Andre Ellington.

Defensive lineman Jeremiah Ledbetter was waived/injured, and quarterback Nick Fitzgerald was waived with a non-football injury.

The Bucs placed cornerback Ryan Smith on the suspended list, and outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul on the non-football injury list. Pierre-Paul is eligible to return to the active roster following Week Six.

5 responses to “Rookie Matt Gay wins Bucs’ kicking battle with Cairo Santos

  1. Looks like we finally have a kicker. 5th round is about where you should be drafting a potential solid kicker, not the 2nd round.

  2. How long is it going to take to realize that Jason Licht could not find his Ass with both hands. Compared to the other GM’S in the league he is subpar. He is not a good talent evaluator. His history of 2nd round draft picks suck. He is not willing to make significant trades to help this team that has no offensive line quality players to keep Jameis off his Ass. Besides not trying to make trades or manuever in the draft to acquire players that will give the team quality starters or solid backups because he is not willing to give up draft picks for these players despite not having any cap space to sign players outright. I have been a Bucs fan since the inception in 1976 but enough is enough. So what does the ownership do, they give him an extension so he can continue in his conquest of futility and remain in the basement of the NFC South for years to come. He should have been let go with Koetter. How many more mistakes like Aguayo, Jones (who might make it) and Spence who I thought might have a chance but really did not get the chance because of injury or lack of playing time this prereason. By the way Spence will go to another team and kick our Ass. Well done Jason.
    Typical moves for a subpar GM. PLEASE get rid of this guy and plead with Derrick Brooks to be the new GM.

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