Donteea Dye Was Cut; Look For His Return

September 2nd, 2017

Winning Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter loves and respects his “Didi,” the overachieving but not good enough Donteea Dye.

The misplaced Calgary Stampeder was cut today, per the Twitter feed of beat writer Greg Auman, but Joe expects Dye back on the practice squad.

Why? Because Koetter has always loved the guy and he’ll work his butt off and be a good citizen.

Joe would move on from Dye. Isn’t it time to bring in some new blood, one with a greater upside?

Dye is a great story out of Division III football, but enough already.

Joe doesn’t see Dye is a cog on a Bucs’ Super Bowl team.

23 Responses to “Donteea Dye Was Cut; Look For His Return”

  1. Waterboy Says:

    I thought DD performed well in pre-season after coming back from injury the last 2 games. It was hard to get a gauge on any of the WR’s during the last game because the QB play was so bad but I thought he capitalized on the opportunities he was given.

  2. PRBucFan Says:

    Sad cut

    I don’t think he makes it to the practice squad honestly

  3. Mike Johnson Says:

    Dye has been with us for a while. Might be time for him to see if he catches on with another team. The talent is there. But he competing against some guys who are better than him.

  4. webster Says:

    Joe hasnt dye’ practice squad eligibity expired?

  5. Wesley Says:

    I dunno he’s pretty solid.

  6. DoNUTS Says:


    I feel the same way about new ghost Jac Smith. It’s time to cut bait. He has done nothing in 2+ years and when he was healthy he was above average at best.
    Wrong! Smith was a big contributor in 2015. –Joe

  7. R.O. Says:

    He’ll be back.. Surprised Bobo hasn’t been cut. HE beat out DD? Unless they are going in alpha order.

  8. unbelievable Says:

    I was pulling for him. He had bad hands 2 years ago but definitely seems to have overcome that.

    @Donuts. – Jac smith has been close to averaging a sack per game when healthy. The problem is he keeps getting injured.

  9. NewTampaChris Says:

    Tough call between Reedy and Martino. They both suck.

  10. NewTampaChris Says:

    By the way, a question for the Joes. While I understand journalistic respect and integrity, why is it necessary to credit a journalist with the “he was released” news when the team is going to announce it 5 minutes later? Seems to me that it’s become a self-promotion tool that journalists have agreed to grant each other.

  11. passthebuc Says:

    Denver cut T.J. Ward??

  12. tnew Says:

    I’ll say it, I’m very surprised Derel Walker hasn’t been cut yet, Bonzai, there’s hope yet.

  13. tnew Says:

    If that wasn’t the kiss of death!

  14. nate123456 Says:

    The Bucs need to sign TJ ward asap!

  15. passthebuc Says:

    And the team told Canadian tight end Antony Auclair that he made the initial 53-man roster, per Auman.

  16. Cobraboy Says:

    Walker cut. Sorry Bonzai.

  17. passthebuc Says:

    Jeremy Zuttah is finding himself to be in a love-hate relationship with the Ravens, and that relationship turned cold again Friday when he was included in the team’s initial cuts.

  18. Rod Munch Says:

    I was going to disagree with you Joe when I looked it up and realized he’s been here for 2 full years already and this is year 3. Yeah at this point it’s probably time to cut bait on the guy. I think he has some value as a 5th WR and he knows the offense, so I could see keeping him around since he could step in and play in a huge emergency, but yeah, it’s probably time to move on.

    Also how can a guy be on the practice squad for 3 years? I thought it was limited to 2 years.

  19. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Gotta be honest. This is the most surprising cut thus far. I really thought he earned a spot.

  20. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    tnew Says
    “I’ll say it, I’m very surprised Derel Walker hasn’t been cut yet, Bonzai, there’s hope yet.”

    Well, to be honest I already ate crow on him, so I really don’t deserve any sort of credit. If he makes it, I’ll be happy though.

    He has a guarantee on his contract though. Maybe that’s why.

  21. grafikdetail Says:

    you didn’t see doug martin as anything either 🙂

  22. Dreambig Says:

    Another site has the full list of cuts. Bobo is gone, as is the FB Austin Johnson, WR Josh Huff also gone. No huge surprises. I think McNichols lack of blocking ability and not knowing the playbook were his undoing.

  23. BigMacAttack Says:

    I like DD. Hope he makes it back but they may have their eye on someone else