Gilberry Returns, Vandervelde WaivedSeptember 3rd, 2012
The carousel at the bottom of the Bucs roster turned again today with the re-signing of DE/DT Wallace Gilberry and the release of former Eagles guard Julian Vandervelde.
Gilberry did some good things in preseason and made the 53-man roster Friday, only to be yanked off the field at Saturday’s practice because he was cut. Now he’s back, the Bucs announced this morning. Gilberry was a defensive end for Kansas City the past four seasons and has a lot of experience rushing inside. He’s also got a seven-sack season under his belt. Greg Schiano had praised his versatility.
The Gilberry move is a bit curious and makes Joe wonder whether the Bucs have a medical concern about someone else on the defensive line. Otherwise, why would they expose Gilberry Saturday if they wanted him back?
As for Vandervelde, chalk him off the list of guys possibly replacing Davin Joseph. Joe expects the Bucs will name a starting right guard today or Wednesday.