Tampa Bay Buccaneers Roster Cuts: Tyrone McKenzie Gone, First Cut Is the Deepest

Tom EdringtonSenior Writer ISeptember 2, 2011

Adrian Clayborn and Da'Quan Bowers doomed Kyle Moore (Getty Images).
Adrian Clayborn and Da'Quan Bowers doomed Kyle Moore (Getty Images).J. Meric/Getty Images

The axe came down early and it came down hard on Friday.

Tyrone McKenzie was once considered a prospective starter at the Mike linebacker spot in Tampa. He's now looking for work.

McKenzie was one of the first three players cut and it came early. He wasn't alone.

The Bucs officially gave up on former fourth-round pick Kyle Moore, as well. He got caught up by the depth on the defensive line, after the team went out and got both Adrian Clayborn and Da'Quan Bowers in April's draft.

The writing was on the wall for Moore.

John McCargo played well in the final preseason game against Washington, but that wasn't enough to earn him a roster spot. Brian Price looked decent and logged no fewer than 30 snaps against the Redskins, which means he's probably healthy enough to get into the opening-day rotation. However, he won't be expected to log extensive playing time while he rehabs himself back into shape.

There are plenty more to come.

The roster still sits at 77 and it has to be down to 53 by Saturday afternoon.

The Turk has just started making his rounds.

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