Frank Okam CutNovember 22nd, 2011
Now this is a headscratcher for Joe.
The Bucs today cut defensive tackle big Frank Okam, per Buccaneers.com.
Okam originally joined the Buccaneers almost exactly a year ago. He was first signed to the team’s practice squad on November 17, 2010, then promoted to the active roster one week later. He had played parts of the 2010 season with Houston and Seattle before coming to Tampa.
Initially a fifth-round pick by the Texans out of the University of Texas in 2008, Okam played in eight games over his first two seasons in Houston. With the Buccaneers in 2010 and 2011, Okam played in nine games with four starts, recording 31 tackles and a fumble recovery.
Defensive tackle isn’t exactly a position of strength, which is why the Bucs took a desperate stab at Albert Haynesworth.
Let’s see: Haynesworth, though he has played well, is not in the best of conditioning. Brian Price, while very talented, is a bad move away from missing the season with his strange, painful injury. Roy Miller… what’s the point?
This is just strange.