Buccaneers Waive OL Ben Gottschalk & TE Kivon Cartwright

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Monday that they’ve placed OL Ben Gottschalk and TE Kiivon Cartwright on waivers to make room for their new additions.

Cartwright, 25, originally signed on with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of Colorado State. Tampa Bay, unfortunately, elected to waive him with an injury designation as they trimmed their roster down to the 53-man limit.

The Buccaneers would later add him to their injured reserve after clearing waivers but was cut with an injury settlement back in September only to bring him back on a future/reserve contract this past January.

He has yet to appear during an NFL game.

Gottschalk, 25, signed on with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of SMU back in May of last year. He was unable to make Kansas City’s 53-man roster coming out of the preseason, but was later added to their practice squad.

After a brief stint with the Buccaneers, Gottschalk signed on with the 49ers in May of last year before he was waived during the preseason. The Buccaneers elected to bring him back on a future/reserve contract last year and later added him to their practice squad at the start of the season.

The Buccaneers eventually promoted Gottschalk to their active roster and he appeared in two games during the 2016 season.

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