Tanner Hudson Gone (For Now)

August 30th, 2021


There seems to be shock and surprise on Twitterverse over this transaction but Joe isn’t surprised nor shocked.

Tanner Hudson is currently an ex-Bucs player per Greg Auman of The Athletic.

People claim that Hudson is so good catching the ball but Joe never was overly impressed. Good, sure, not great. More inconsistent than great.

What seems to have torpedoed Hudson was that he couldn’t block. Earlier in training camp, Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians said that Hudson had “regressed” in his blocking.

Yeah, you could argue, Cam Brate, who is a money tight end and one of Tom Brady’s favorites, isn’t a great blocker. But if Hudson was a No. 4 tight end, he had to play special teams and apparently, Arians wanted Hudson in blocking situations there.

47 Responses to “Tanner Hudson Gone (For Now)”

  1. Hodad Says:

    I’d imagine they’ll keep Mickens now.

  2. SlyPirate Says:

    The undrafted TE out of S. Arkansas carved out a multi-year career in the NFL

    He earned +$1.5M and won a Super Bowl

    That’s living the dream

  3. Medicated Pete Says:

    Good, he’s soft

  4. Davenport Says:

    Always liked him but he really isnt special. Hopefully he saved his money.

  5. buc15 Says:

    Main issue is he can’t block….at all

  6. Cobraboy Says:

    McElroy becomes the new TE “project…:

  7. Swampbuc Says:

    It’s a testament to the Bucs loaded roster. Pass catchers are a dime a dozen in this team. Good luck to him,

  8. zzbuc Says:

    I think Hudon was a very interesting catching TE but Mc Elroy seems to be the one…..as long as he blocks….We all know what BA wants on TE position…..If you do not block you will be in trouble……So I hope Juice (whom I a big fan) gets the message

  9. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Hudson needed to up his blocking technique. BA made that clear publicly. Hudson probably has a decent future in the NFL.

    By the way I noted improved blocking on OJ’s part Saturday night.

  10. Marine Buc Says:

    We also released CB Hamilton today… The roster is starting to take shape.

    T. Hudson will probably get a chance elsewhere.

  11. mark2001 Says:

    Joe…he was great catching the ball in training cap. But disappeared in the regular season. Mr. July and August…from Tarzan to Cheetah.

  12. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    Good luck, Tanner. You and Ryan Griffin were pre-season legends.

  13. Bird Says:

    Joe jones let go

    Means kj britt made team
    Hamilton let go so delaney and herb likely 5 and 6

    What can you say – people like herb 😂

  14. Ghost of Darrell Henderson Says:

    Delaney and Herb, weren’t they a singing duet?

  15. Cobraboy Says:

    If he clears waivers, another year on the PS? Is he still eligible?

  16. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Can they put players directly on the PS from cutting them…..if so, why not place him there….he knows the offense and could play in a pinch.

    He will definitely land on someone’s roster.

  17. Bojim Says:

    Why wasn’t he working with Gronk on blocking?

  18. Buc4evr Says:

    Add Perriman. COVID and injury insurance.

  19. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    This also means we will likely keep only 3 TEs……perhaps with Codey McElroy oh the PS.

    That may also mean we are keeping 7 WRs & Mickens will survive. He may be on KR…..& Darden on PR

  20. Bird Says:


    Yah. They did away with rule a few years ago
    Ryan griffin can even clear waivers and go on practice squad now. He has been in league for quiet some time.

  21. Mike Says:

    I don’t think they can fill out the PS until after all the cuts. Maybe they bring him back.

  22. firethecannons Says:

    In real games last year, he was not good or great

  23. Stanglassman Says:

    Bird I believe that rule is only temporary along with the expansion and protection change. It Will go back once things get back to normal. Or should I say if things. . .

  24. Marine Buc Says:

    With all the injuries to the wide receivers last few seasons I would be fine keeping 7 WRs.

    I love Scotty Miller but he is fragille, AB, Mike Evans, Godwin and Miller all had nagging injuries to fight through last year and missed games at times.

    Not to mention the Covid BS going on…

  25. PSL Bob Says:

    Someone will pick him up, for sure! Very serviceable player.

  26. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    Uhhh..Scotty Miller is slight of build but I don’t recall him being hurt a bunch. Have I had to many Monday Bromosa’s?

  27. crazybucs_CL Says:

    ..sad, they should have trade OJ, for a 6 or 7 round pick….just something…

  28. Marine Buc Says:

    Miller battled groin and shoulder injuries most of last season and he hurt his elbow in the last preseason game…

    Like I said – I love Scotty but he is delicate.

  29. Capt.Tim Says:

    Codey McElroy may have some skills
    He is a Huge guy. He seems to be able to get open, using that length and size.
    That will always get you a look In the NFL

  30. Joe in Michigan Says:

    People said we should trade Brate last year. The Bucs didn’t and it paid off for them. It’s the same situation with Howard this year, with their roles being reversed.

  31. Beeej Says:

    Tanner can catch on with a team that doesn’t require TE’s to block much (meaning, at ALL), then he could kill it

  32. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Marine Bucs: Scotty Miller played in all 16 games last year. Same for Jordan Whitehead. I don’t get the “injury prone” label if a guy plays in the games.

  33. IrishMist Says:

    He will probably go wherever Griffin goes.

  34. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    IrishMist Says:
    August 30th, 2021 at 4:16 pm
    He will probably go wherever Griffin goes.

    Yep, our practice squad……but Hudson will be picked up by another team.

  35. Marine Buc Says:

    @ joe in mich

    He is very effective but has played a somewhat limited role the past two seasons…

    Let’s not pretend a 5’8″ 170lb receiver is not delicate. He is and he even admitted he would like to gain size in order to be more durable during the season.

  36. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Our top 3 receivers are so good….we can afford Scotty….and Brady loves him……

  37. Marine Buc Says:

    @ TBBF

    I agree 100%. Scotty is great as long as his role is limited. Having a guy that can run a legit 4.2 40 is great.

    However at 5’8 170 he is delicate and should be used sparingly IMO.

  38. Swampbuc Says:


    Buc4evr —

    Perriman couldn’t even make the receiver starved Lions. What makes you think he’d be better than Darden or Mick? Who would you cut? 2019 was two years ago and Jameis had no other options because everyone else was hurt. He was dropping passes in Detroit’s last playoff game. Seriously, put down the glue gun and get some fresh air.

  39. Swampbuc Says:

    *Last preseason game. Which was like a playoff game for Perriman.

  40. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Marine Buc: Agreed. There are bigger, better WR’s on the Bucs, but Miller fills a limited but valuable role.

  41. All lives matter Says:

    Scotty Miller reminds me so much of WR Don Beebe. Beebe was slightly taller and ten pounds heavier but their demeanor and their game are so interchangeable.

  42. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I also noted improved blocking on OJ’s part Saturday night. It was his block that sprung ROJO on that TD Run.
    OJ was seen getting plenty of Love on the bench from ROJO and others for that block.

  43. Lokog Says:

    I just got the new Madden game and out of nowhere lavonte David retires mid season and left me having to start the rookie kJ britt the rest of the way I miss real football

  44. Rod Munch Says:

    McElroy is no Hudson. Hudson can’t block, but catches everything. McElroy can’t block and is mediocre at catching the ball.

    But pretty much ever team is cutting guys they don’t want to lose, even bad teams, so that means its likely, hopefully, that they can bring Hudson back in. To me, if he can improve his blocking some, he’s a cheaper/younger Brate.

  45. Rod Munch Says:

    Lokog – What I don’t get is how the Browns have a better team than the Bucs, with a better offense. But I never had a player retire in season, could that finally be one of the things they added to the franchise mode after 10 years of doing nothing? Or did you just make it up to be funny? I assume you made it up since I find it hard to believe that EA would add anything new to Madden.

  46. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Rod Munch: If Tanner Hudson “catches everything”, how do you explain the 41.7% catch completion percentage for his career?

  47. View from 132 Says:

    Great perspective Sly… exactly. Not every player has a 10 year career. If he handled his money right, he’s semi-retired and can find a new career at 30.