The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today waived wide receiver John Hurst. In addition, the team signed defensive lineman Kobe Smith to the practice squad and released safety D'Cota Dixon from the practice squad.
Smith (6-2, 300) entered the league as a college free agent with the Tennessee Titans this past offseason and has spent time on the Titans' practice squad. In four years at South Carolina, Smith recorded 84 tackles (seven for loss) and 2.0 sacks over 48 career games. A native of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Smith will wear No. 71 for Tampa Bay.