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Bucs claim former Nebraska CB Daniel Davie from Colts



Continuing to tweak the bottom of their roster on the eve of training camp, the Bucs on Wednesday waived cornerback Joel Ross and claimed cornerback Daniel Davie, an undrafted rookie from Nebraska who was waived Tuesday by the Colts.

It's the third addition this week for the Bucs, who claimed receiver Jonathan Krause from the Eagles on Saturday and also signed rookie offensive lineman Joel Hale on Tuesday.

Davie, listed at 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds at Nebraska, went undrafted in April despite a solid showing at the NFL combine, where he was timed at 4.45 seconds in the 40-yard dash and had a 38-inch vertical leap. Davie was limited by groin and hand injuries to six games as a senior, but started all 13 games as a junior in 2014, finishing with 41 tackles and two interceptions.

He still faces long odds to make the team's 53-man roster, with rookie Vernon Hargreaves, Pro Bowler Brent Grimes, returning veterans Alterraun Verner and Johnthan Banks and backups Josh Robinson and Jude Adjei-Barimah already in strong position.

The Bucs have a strong Nebraska presence -- GM Jason Licht started his college career there and has LB Lavonte David and WR Kenny Bell already on the roster.

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 6:27pm]


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