Yes, I am still taking time off from blogging, but this is important.
There is some surprises with the list:
DT Anthony Bryant was cut, I thought he might be the future. He has great size, something the Bucs lack on the Def. Line. He could have been a nice run stopper.
WR Chas Gessner, the star of training camp, just was not the same receiver during preseason games. Plus it was going to be hard to beat David Boston and Ike Hilliard, and even rookie Maurice Stovall for that matter.
FB Rick Razzano, he looked good at times, and is probably the better blocking fullback that we have, but Gruden likes a fullback that can catch and Razzano needs practice in this area. I look for Razzano to be back on the team at some point. He was also cut last season as well and ended up back on the team.
WR Edell Shepherd, this is a shock. He was given a new contract at the start of this season, and has always been a good receiver. I wonder if last years dropped pass in the playoff game vs. Washington came back to haunt Edell. Besides with the receivers we got, Edell is on the back burner.
It is no surprise that the Bucs releases veteran Fonti.
David Boston, Michael Clayton, Joey Galloway, Ike Hilliard, Mark Jones, Maurice Stovall and Paris Warren are the WR for this season. I must say this is the best WR Corp the Bucs have ever had. I think this could be the greatest show on grass along with Cadillac and Alstott.
The 22 cut players:
Termination of Vested Veteran
placed on IR