Tiquan Underwood CutSeptember 1st, 2013
Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik went discount shopping this afternoon for cut players who may help out the Bucs and signed a defensive tackle and a wide receiver, but those moves were bad news for wide receiver Tiquan Underwood and linebacker Najee Goode. To make room for the new signees on the 53-man roster, the Bucs released Underwood and Goode.
Per a release from the Buccaneers:
Chris Jones (6-2, 306) comes to Tampa Bay from Houston, where he was a sixth- round selection (198th overall) in 2013. A native of Brownsburg, Indiana, Jones played collegiately at Bowling Green, where he played in 50 straight games, making 43 consecutive starts. A three-time All-Mid-American Conference selection, he earned MAC Defensive Player of the Year honors his senior season, when he recorded 12.5 sacks, the third-most in the NCAA. He was named third-team All-American by the Associated Press.
Russell Shepard (6-1, 195), joins the Buccaneers after spending this past offseason with the Eagles. He entered the league as a college free agent with Philadelphia this season. Shepard played collegiately at Louisiana State, where he saw time at quarterback, running back and wide receiver. He finished his career with 733 rushing yards, 565 receiving yards and 10 total touchdowns (five rushing, five receiving). A Houston native, Shepard came to LSU as the nation’s top-ranked dual-threat quarterback.
Joe is starting to think the Bucs are in a bad way at No. 3 receiver. Kevin Ogletree had played well in training camp, but had a nasty habit of dropping passes time after time in games. What good is a receiver who cannot catch? Joe wasn’t aware a Michael Clayton clone was so desirable.
Yes, cutting Underwood is a surprise as he is somewhat productive, when healthy. Remember, he was cut last year after a really good training camp and preseason, only to be picked back up by the Bucs.