Tampa Bay Buccaneers: A Look at Their Waiver Wire

Tom EdringtonSenior Writer IAugust 31, 2012

Tiquan Underwood was one of the surprise cuts.
Tiquan Underwood was one of the surprise cuts.J. Meric/Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in the process of getting their roster to the league-mandated 53, and no doubt general manager Mark Dominik will put in a late night scanning the players released by other teams.

Here's the latest on players waived by the Bucs, as reported by beat writers Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune and Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times:

TE: Drake Dunsmore, Zach Pianalto

DL: E.J. Wilson, Amobi Okoye, Frank Okam

RB/FB: Mossis Madu, Robert Hughes, Cody Johnson

OL: Jermarcus Hardrick, Moe Petrus, Dez Wynn

S: Larry Asante, Sean Baker

LB: Rennie Curran, Jake Cutrera

QB Brett Ratliff

WR Landon Cox, Jordan Shipley

DTs Teryl White and Jordan Nix

CB James Rogers

PK Kai Forbath

Mark Dominik isn't through with this roster. He has to find linemen. The defensive line is thinner than wet toilet paper and the offensive line needs help. 

The process could take time. Don't look for the roster to take its final shape until sometime next week while the team prepares for the opener against the Carolina Panthers.

Biggest surprise of Friday was probably Tiquan Underwood. He had a good camp and made some splash plays in the preseason game, but in the end, it wasn't enough.

Amobi Okoye's exit was an injury settlement, and reports had him going back to the Chicago Bears. The Bucs obviously were not comfortable with the condition of Okoye's knee, which kept him out of most of the preseason games and limited his practice time during training camp.


Sizing up the new Buccaneer depth chart: OneBucSite.com