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Bucs cut their roster down to 53

2:48 PM, Sep 1, 2013   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida -- The 53-man roster is set for the Buccaneers heading in to the 2013 NFL season. 

Tampa Bay wittled the final 21 players from the preseason roster with surprisingly a few veterans among those cut. After three seasons with the Bucs safety Cody Grimm will be looking for a new team to latch on with. Grimm totaled 73 tackles in his three year tenure in Tampa Bay. Joining Grimm is defensive tackle Gary Gibson, who heading in to training camp was expected to challenge rookie Akeem Spence for the starting role.

Veteran Rian Lindell won the starting place kicking job over rookie Derek Dimke. Dimke had an impressive preseason to start but faltered toward the end. In the final preseason contest against the Redskins, he missed a field goal and a point after attempt.

Even with depth at tight end being a concern, the Bucs parted ways with Danny Noble. Noble who bulked up in the offseason to transition his game to be more of a blocker, was one of four offensive players released. Wide Receivers Chris Owusu and David Douglas both will be searching for new teams, despite showing flashes of ability to make big catches.

The rest of the 21 players cut are as follows: Safety Sean Baker, Cornerback Deveron Carr, Tackle Jace Daniels, Linebacker Dom DeCicco, Long Snapper Andrew DePaola, Linebacker Ka'Lial Glaud, Punter Chas Henry, Defensive Tackles Lazarius Levingston, Matthew Masifilo, and Andre Neblett.   


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