Saturday, August 30, 2008

Bucs trim roster to 53

The Bucs said goodbye to a few former stalwarts like Chris Simms and Ryan Nece. The Bucs kept tailback Michael Bennett, whose enduring presence on the roster I doubted some hours ago. Bennett's performance at tailback apparently increased his value to the team enough to bump better special teamers off the roster.

Elbert Mack, the free agent cornerback from Troy (formerly Troy State), won a job with the team, at least for now. Geno Hayes, the late round draft pick at linebacker from Florida State, made the team along with every 2008 draft pick except for Dre Moore (waived) and Cory Boyd (injured/waived).

Dre Moore, a defensive tackle from Maryland, showed some flash in college but had conditioning issues. Moore remains a good bet to make the practice squad.

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