Jude Cut

August 22nd, 2017


The Bucs’ top nickel cornerback for much of last season is now a former Buccaneer.

Injuries affected Hey Jude Adjei-Barimah through his four-game drug suspension to end last season and through this year. He was waived with an injury designation this morning.

For long snapper fans, the Bucs replaced Hey Jude with veteran and former Bucs long snapper Andrew DePaola

Jude should have been a plus on the roster this season. He had experience at outside cornerback as a rookie under Lovie Smith in 2015. And he made a nice transition to full-time nickel in Mike Smith’s defense last season.

Undrafted out of Bowling Green, Jude was no stud on the field, but he was a capable young player presumably on the rise. If healthy, he likely was certain to make the roster this season, but that didn’t materialize.

20 Responses to “Jude Cut”

  1. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Interesting. Depth at CB is really suffering right now.

  2. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    If I’m correct, this would give us the option of signing him back late in the season if we are in need of CB’s, assuming he’s healthy.

  3. Wausa Says:

    Bucs are thin at Corner and offensive tackle.
    Let’s hope they can stay healthy this year and can address the depth at those positions in next years draft.

  4. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I think McClain is having a good camp. McClain’s resume blows away HeyJude.

    McClain had a very solid season for the Falcons in in 2012 after the dumb Falcons let Brent Grimes get away. He became a starter for the Panthers on their SB team.

    I do not know why he’s bounced around so much. Perhaps untimely injuries…or it is what it is…he’s a borderline talent. I think the same could be said of Hey Jude…but at least McClain has some solid experience…including playing in an SB.

    I do not know if McClain has emerged so strongly that it made Jude expendable or if Jude’s drug and injury problems hurt him.

  5. Fsuking Says:

    We now officially have not one backup player who has proven himself as a serviceable outside cornerback in recent years. So much for cornerback being our “deepest” position

  6. Etzel Says:


    Find out next week on HBO’s Hard Knocks!!!!

  7. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    No team in this league has three capable players at every position people. Get over it. Lucky if you have two.

  8. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    32 teams and every single GM looking for good Football players.

  9. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Yeah! I LOVE that show this year. Can’t wait until 10PM!!

  10. THETRUTH Says:

    Thank you ! My thoughts exact , this 3rd is issue on every team Don’t know a team that has 3 starters

  11. Bucs_in_Spain Says:

    Joe, if he passes through waivers we can put him on IR? Or is this a different move?

  12. D-Rome Says:

    Perhaps Josh Robinson will fill that role.

  13. D-Rome Says:

    If this is featured on Hard Knocks hopefully HBO won’t spend two minutes on it like they did with Roberto Aguayo.

  14. Wausa Says:

    Nole on Sat

    You’re exactly right EVERY NFL team has thin spots on their roster

    Like I said hopefully the Bucs are lucky and stay healthy this year.

    They can address the thin spots on their roster(OT and CB) in next years draft.

  15. DB55 Says:

    This dude is garbage. Stocker should be next.

  16. Trevor Says:

    good! he single handedly cost us the win vs the raiders.

  17. JAB83 Says:


    If the pirate ship was made of spare ribs would you eat it……

    Oh wait, sorry my mind drifted reading this story. Hope everything turns out well for him personally.

  18. 813bucboi Says:

    @I was thinking the same thing…I think josh has earned reps on defense with his ST play….GO BUCS!!!

  19. Shane Says:

    Good luck in Chi town

  20. Brandon Says:

    He is NOT a former Buccaneer. He was waived with an injury designation. If he clears waivers he will be put on IR. Once on IR, he can now come off of IR, as all players on IR are now subject, to come off of IR after 8 weeks.