These are the first of Tampa Bay’s cuts in the process of trimming the roster to 53 players.
The full list so far includes:
- CB Antonio Hamilton
- TE Tanner Hudson (Greg Auman)
- OLB Elijah Ponder (Greg Auman)
- OT Jake Benzinger (Greg Auman)
- TE Jerell Adams (Greg Auman)
- ILB Joe Jones (Greg Auman)
- DT Kobe Smith (Tom Pelissero)
- S Javon Hagan (JC Allen)
Hamilton is a vested veteran and will not be subject to waivers.
Hamilton, 28, wound up signing a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of South Carolina State back in 2016. He managed to make the 53-man roster in each of his first two years in Oakland.
The Raiders waived him at the start of the 2018 season and he was claimed off of waivers by the Giants and re-signed to a one-year deal in 2019. Hamilton signed a one-year deal with the Chiefs in 2020.
Tampa Bay signed him to a one-year deal back in May.
In 2020, Hamilton appeared in all 16 games for the Chiefs and recorded 1o total tackles, no interceptions and one pass defense.