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Robinson, Tandy Among Cuts as Bucs Get to 53

The Buccaneers trimmed their active roster to 53 players Saturday, with four players going on reserve lists and DBs Josh Robinson and Keith Tandy among the 34 who were waived or released


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers reduced their roster from 91 players to 53 on Saturday, meeting the leaguewide 4:00 p.m. ET deadline for all teams to get down to the regular-season limit.

The roster moves on Saturday included the placement of quarterback Jameis Winston on the reserve/suspended by commissioner list and linebacker Kendell Beckwith on the reserve/non-football-injury list. Linebackers Devante Bond and Riley Bullough were placed on injured reserve.

In addition, 31 non-vested players were waived and three vested veterans were released. The former group will be subject to the waiver wire and can be claimed by any team; if not, they become free agents eligible to sign with any team after 24 hours. Players who were waived/injured will revert to the Buccaneers' injured reserve list if they are not claimed. Vested veterans immediately become free agents after being released.

Here is the full list of roster moves the Buccaneers executed on Saturday to get down to 53 players:


·     QB Austin Allen

·     DT Nathan Bazata

·     T Cole Boozer

·     WR Donteea Dye

·     CB Javien Elliott

·     LS Drew Ferris

·     DE Demone Harris

·     LB Nigel Harris

·     G Ruben Holcomb

·     TE Tanner Hudson

·     S Godwin Igwebuike

·     TE Austin Johnson

·     T Jarron Jones

·     DT DaVonte Lambert

·     S Josh Liddell

·     CB Marko Myers

·     LB Eric Nzeocha *

·     DE Patrick O'Connor

·     RB Dare Ogunbowale

·     DE Evan Perrizo

·     WR Ervin Philips

·     T Givens Price

·     RB Devine Redding

·     WR Bernard Reedy

·     DT Adam Reth

·     T Brad Seaton

·     T Jerry Ugokwe

·     TE Matt Weiser

·     WR Bobo Wilson


·     CB Amari Coleman

·     T Cole Gardner


·     S Josh Robinson

·     LS Garrison Sanborn

·     S Keith Tandy


·     LB Devante Bond

·     LB Riley Bullough


·     LB Kendell Beckwith


·     QB Jameis Winston

* As a participant in the NFL's international practice squad program, Nzeocha was exempt from the 90-man roster during the preseason and is not eligible to be signed to the active roster. He will spend the season on the Buccaneers' practice squad.

Beckwith will be eligible to return from the reserve/NFI list after six weeks, which includes five games as the Buccaneers have a bye in Week Five. Winston's suspension lasts three weeks; he can return on Tuesday, September 25.

The Buccaneers can choose to come to injury settlements with Bond and Bullough, which would allow them to sign elsewhere or even eventually return to the Buccaneers. A player who gets an injury settlement may re-sign with his original team after the length of the settlement (say, five weeks, as an example) plus three weeks have passed.

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