Shop for Tampa Bay Buccaneers gear at Fanatics.com

Bucs Release 3 Players

Today the Bucs released 3 players today, Punters Josh Bidwell and Dirk Johnson and CB Torrie Cox.

Bidwell, 33, had been with the Bucs since 2004. He was scheduled to earn a base salary of $1 million and had two years remaining on his contract. Bidwell was in the process of recovering from season-ending hip surgery he underwent in training camp. Johnson was signed after Bidwell’s injury, but landed on injured reserve later in the year after injuring his leg on a fake punt attempt at Atlanta.

Cox was a sixth-round pick with the Bucs in 2003. Cox, whose base salary in 2010 was scheduled to be $1.1 million, was a reserve cornerback, but made some significant contributions on special teams when healthy.

In addition, Tampa Bay officially announced it has tendered contracts to eight restricted players, including tackle Donald Penn, tackle Jeremy Trueblood, running back Cadillac Williams, linebacker Barrett Ruud, wide receiver Maurice Stovall, wide receiver Mark Bradley, cornerback Elbert Mack and running back Clifton Smith.

The Bucs didn’t tender contracts to the following restricted free agents: wide receiver Brian Clark, linebacker Matt McCoy, linebacker Rod Wilson and fullback Byron Storer. These players are now unrestricted free agents.

Tampa Bay likely will release or trade more players as it acquires new ones throughout the offseason.


Enjoyed this post?
Subscribe to Buccaneers Gab via RSS Feed or E-mail and receive daily news updates from us!

Submit to Digg  Stumble This Story  Share on Twitter  Post on Facebook  Post on MySpace  Add to del.icio.us  Bark It Up  Submit to Reddit  Fave on Technorati

2 Responses to “Bucs Release 3 Players”

  1. […] Doc wrote a very interesting post today.   Here’s a quick excerpt:Today the Bucs released 3 players today, Punters Josh Bidwell and Dirk Johnson and CB Torrie Cox. Bidwell, 33, had been with the Bucs since 2004. He was scheduled to earn a base salary of $1 million and had two years remaining on his … […]

  2. Do you know that it’s high time to receive the personal loans, which would help you.

Leave a Reply