Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bert Emanuel Released

Emanuel leaves on the same day that the Bucs acquire Pro Bowl WR Keyshawn Johnson

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WR Bert Emanuel played two seasons in Tampa

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Wednesday that they have released veteran WR Bert Emanuel.

Emanuel, a six-year veteran, caught 63 passes for 874 yards and three touchdowns in two seasons with the Buccaneers. He has 323 career receptions for 4,474 yards (13.9 avg.) and 27 touchdowns. After four seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, Emanuel joined the Bucs as an unrestricted free agent (transition player) during the 1998 offseason.

Emanuel's release came on the same day that Tampa Bay completed a trade with the New York Jets to acquire WR Keyshawn Johnson.

Tampa Bay has six selections in this weekend's NFL Draft. The Buccaneers' first mini-camp begins on Thursday, April 20 and runs through Saturday, April 22.

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