The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut list is a bit longer today. “The Turk” was busy collecting playbooks at One Buccaneer Place on Thursday. For those who do not know of the Turk, he is the football equivalent of getting a red tag in your locker in Major League Baseball.
Some of the players now job hunting are former starting safety Cody Grimm, and former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Amobi Okoye. Okoye was a first round pick of the Houston Texans and played there for four seasons.
Other players cut include linebacker Rennie Curran, a 2009 first team All-SEC player at the University of Georgia and third round pick of the Tennessee Titans in 2010 and safety Keith Tandy, a rookie sixth round pick from West Virginia.
Defensive tackle Frank Okam, a fifth round pick of the Texans in 2008 was also cut as was safety Larry Asante, the Buccaneers fifth round pick in 2010 out of Nebraska.
Last but not least was running back Mossis Madu who the Bucs signed as an undrafted free agent last season out of Oklahoma.
Madu was in a four man battle with rookie Doug Martin, LaGarrette Blount and Michael Smith. Smith proved valuable in the kick return game, which made Madu expendable.
Okoye was battling Gerald McCoy for the defensive left tackle spot. McCoy is coming off an injury last season, but is apparently ready to go this season.
If we still have the Arena Football League next season, maybe you will see some of these guys again. Is the UFL still around?