Bucs release former first-rounder Deone Bucannon
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are setting soar for London however leaving linebacker Deone Bucannon on the western side of the Atlantic.
NFL Community Insider Ian Rapoport reviews that the Bucs are releasing the linebacker Wednesday. He signed a one-year deal in Tampa in March after five years in Arizona. The crew confirmed the transaction rapidly after.
A aged first-round establish by the Cardinals who has served as a hybrid linebacker, Bucannon is more title than game on on the novel time and age.
The 27-year-weak has been active for all five guys this season, however played correct six total defensive snaps, per Subsequent Gen Stats. Bucannon was once mostly used on particular teams with Tampa.
Even in a Bucs defense that saw first-round establish Devin White win effort early this season, Bucannon did no longer glance the area on D — Kevin Minter stuffed in.
Since compiling 80-plus tackles yearly — including 112 in 2015 — in a three-year span from 2015-2017, Bucannon has been a subpar linebacker the previous two years. Quiet, there is a probability a crew shopping for some succor within the center of their defense would possibly perchance kick the tires on the once-versatile defender.
To fill the roster station left by Bucannon’s departure, the Bucs signed linebacker Noah Dawkins off the Bengals apply squad, Rapoport reported and the crew later announced.
Listed below are assorted news objects we’re monitoring on Wednesday.
1. The Arizona Cardinals are releasing cornerback Chris Jones, who has played in every game to this point with one originate, Rapoport reported per a source. Jones is on waivers and would possibly perchance win claimed, Rapoport added.
2. The Chicago Bears announced the signing of tight discontinue Bradley Sowell, who was once prick by the crew four days earlier. Sowell has played tight discontinue, fullback, offensive sort out and guard. Chicago furthermore announced the release of quarterback Tyler Bray.