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Bucs Waive Rookie LB Olakunle Fatukasi

The Buccaneers waived inside linebacker Olakunle Fatukasi on Tuesday and did not make a corresponding move, creating an open spot on the 53-man roster


On Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers waived rookie inside linebacker Olakunle Fatukasi. There was no immediate corresponding move so the team will head into Wednesday with an open spot on the 53-man roster.

Fatukasi, who played his college ball at Rutgers, was the only undrafted rookie to make the team out of training camp this season. He has played in all 13 games this season, almost exclusively on special teams. He logged one defensive snap in Week 13 when Lavonte David briefly left the game due to injury. Fatukasi is tied for third on the team with five special teams stops.

The waiver of Fatukasi follows the return last week of second-year inside linebacker K.J. Britt from injured reserve. Britt began the season as the Buccaneers primary backup to both David and Devin White and was the team's most active special teams player prior to suffering an ankle injury in Week Seven. Britt returned for last Sunday's game in San Francisco and played a team-high 19 snaps on special teams.

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