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Buccaneers Roster Cuts Including DE Da’Quan Bowers

Update:

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially parted ways with 11 players on Friday, according to the NFL transactions release.

The Buccaneers have either release or waived:

Tampa Bay also placed fifth-round WR Kenny Bell on season-ending injured reserve with a hamstring injury, according to Jason Cole.

During his four years at Nebraska, Bell caught 181 passes for 2,689 yards receiving and 21 touchdowns to go along with 1,277 kick return yards.

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Ian Rapoport reports that the Buccaneers are releasing K Connor Barth, as they work to get their roster down to 53 players.

Tampa Bay just signed Barth to a two-year contract worth a maximum value of $2.75 million last week, but it appears as though they prefer to move forward with Kyle Brindza, whom they recently traded for.

In 2014, Barth wound up appearing in five games for the Broncos and converting 15 of 16 field goals attempts include his only 50-yarder. Barth also converted all 15 extra point attempts last year.

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Mike Garafolo reports that the Buccaneers are placing former second-round DE Da’Quan Bowers on waivers Friday.

Bowers, 25, has been a major disappointment ever since the Buccaneers used a second-round pick on him back in 2010. He has missed nine games in the past two years with injuries and has been largely ineffective when healthy.

On top of that, the NFL suspended Bowers two games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Tampa Bay elected to bring him back one-year deal this past July and moved him to defensive tackle.

In 2014, Bowers appeared in 11 games and recorded 21 tackles, 1.5 sacks, a fumble recovery and a pass defense for the Buccaneers.