Tampa Bay drafted Stewart in 2018 but he wasn’t able to find a role with the team in his first two seasons.
Stewart, 24, was drafted by the Buccaneers in the second round out of North Carolina in 2018. He was entering the third year of his four-year, $5.1 million rookie contract and was set to make a base salary of $942,101 in 2020.
The Buccaneers placed Stewart on waivers Friday.
In 2019, Stewart appeared in 10 games for the Buccaneers and recorded 35 total tackles, no sacks, no interceptions and two pass defenses.
We had him included in our Top 100 Available 2020 Free Agents list.