Bucs Cut DT, WR

With the signings of three gamers from rookie mini-camp, the Bucs had been set to be over the 90-man offseason roster restrict. To remain in compliance the crew has parted methods with three gamers. The Athletic’s Greg Auman is reporting defensive sort out Kobe Smith and vast receiver Austin Watkins have been minimize.

Smith signed with the Bucs in 2020 after going undrafted. He has spent the final two season on the observe squad. Smith has but to play in an NFL recreation and has in all probability reached his ceiling as a participant. As an alternative, the Bucs will see what undrafted rookie Mike Greene can carry to the crew.

The James Madison defensive lineman had 12 tackles for loss and 5 sacks final yr. He had 18 sacks in his faculty profession, together with 7.5 in 2019 as a defensive sort out, and three whereas taking part in defensive finish in 2020. At 6-foot-3 and 293 kilos, Greene provides the Bucs one other big-bodied defender to develop on the defensive position.

Watkins signed with the 49ers after going undrafted in 2021. He was waived/injured in August and subsequently positioned on injured reserve. Watkins was launched a number of days later. In November he signed to the 49ers observe squad, the place he spent three weeks earlier than being launched. He has but to play in an NFL recreation as properly.

Mini-camp standout receiver Kameron Brown will take his spot on the roster. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound receiver caught 36 passes for 605 yards and 5 touchdowns his last yr at Coastal Carolina.