With the signings of three gamers from rookie mini-camp, the Bucs had been set to be over the 90-man offseason roster restrict. To remain in compliance the workforce has parted methods with three gamers. The Athletic’s Greg Auman is reporting defensive deal with Kobe Smith and huge receiver Austin Watkins have been minimize.
Bucs are waiving DL Kobe Smith and WR Austin Watkins to remain on the 90-player restrict after signing three tryout gamers out of rookie minicamp. Smith spent two years on Bucs’ follow squad, Watkins simply signed in January.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) May 16, 2022
Smith signed with the Bucs in 2020 after going undrafted. He has spent the final two season on the follow squad. Smith has but to play in an NFL sport and has most likely reached his ceiling as a participant. As an alternative, the Bucs will see what undrafted rookie Mike Greene can carry to the workforce.
The James Madison defensive lineman had 12 tackles for loss and 5 sacks final 12 months. He had 18 sacks in his faculty profession, together with 7.5 in 2019 as a defensive deal with, and three whereas taking part in defensive finish in 2020. At 6-foot-3 and 293 kilos, Greene offers the Bucs one other big-bodied defender to develop on the line of defense.
Watkins signed with the 49ers after going undrafted in 2021. He was waived/injured in August and subsequently positioned on injured reserve. Watkins was launched a number of days later. In November he signed to the 49ers follow squad, the place he spent three weeks earlier than being launched. He has but to play in an NFL sport as properly.
Mini-camp standout receiver Kameron Brown will take his spot on the roster. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound receiver caught 36 passes for 605 yards and 5 touchdowns his remaining 12 months at Coastal Carolina.