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Bucs Waive David Rivers, Creating Room for Ndamukong Suh Addition

The Buccaneers waived first-year cornerback David Rivers on Friday, making an opening on the 90-man roster after agreeing to terms on a deal with veteran defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced a big and impending roster move on Thursday afternoon. They made another move on Friday to allow it to happen.

The Buccaneers, who were at the 90-man offseason roster limit, released first-year cornerback David Rivers. That creates an opening, which will be filled by veteran defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh, who agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the team on Thursday. Though the Bucs had released defensive lineman Gerald McCoy earlier in the week, that spot was filled by the waiver claim of tight end Jordan Leggett.

Rivers first joined the Buccaneers in December of 2017, late in his rookie season after he originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in Green Bay. He went to training camp with the Buccaneers last year but was waived with an injury settlement in August. He returned to Tampa Bay's practice squad in October and was promoted to the active roster a month later. In all, he has appeared in three NFL games, primarily on special teams.

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