The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released Bryan Anger, who handled the team's punting duties for the past three seasons.
Anger's release, which came the day before the start of free agency, left Tampa Bay with no punters on the current roster. Anger initially joined the Buccaneers on a one-year deal in 2016, then signed a new five-year contract at the end of that season. Though that second contract ran through the 2021 season, the Buccaneers will incur no "dead money" against the salary cap by releasing Anger.
Anger played in all 48 games over the past three seasons, punting 192 times and compiling a gross average of 45.0 yards per attempt. Prior to joining the Buccaneers he spent his first four seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars made the former Cal punter a third-round pick in 2012.