The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made another last-minute change to their training camp depth chart, claiming rookie cornerback Daniel Davie off waivers from the Indianapolis Colts. To make room on the 90-man camp roster, the team released first-year cornerback Joel Ross.
Davie signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 3 but was waived on Tuesday. At Nebraska, he appeared in 42 games with 18 starts and contributed 67 tackles, two interceptions and 11 passes defensed. Injuries limited him to just six games in 2015 after a strong junior campaign the previous fall.
Ross has been with the Buccaneers since the final week of last season, when he was signed to the practice squad. The Bucs then subsequently inked him to a reserve/futures contract after the conclusion of the campaign and he took part in the team's offseason program. The Appalachian State product had originally entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys in the spring of 2015.
The move keeps Tampa Bay's cornerback group at eight players headed into Thursday's camp-opening practice. Rookie Ryan Smith was drafted as a cornerback but is expected to work at safety, as he did during the offseason.