Bucs expected to release LB Bruce Carter Monday
The Bucs have arguably the NFL's best tandem of young linebackers in All Pro Lavonte David and rookie Kwon Alexander, who rarely come off the field. But the supporting cast is changing.
The Bucs are expected Monday to release LB Bruce Carter, one of their top free agent signings in a year ago from the Dallas Cowboys. That will enable the team to avoid paying Carter a $750K roster bonus this week and save his $3.5-million roster bonus.
Carter, 28, lost the starting MLB job last season to Kwon Alexander. With LB Danny Lansanah not tendered, the Bucs will have new strong side linebacker to join David and Alexander next season.
Carter was signed before the Bucs used a fourth round pick on Alexander, who finished second on the team with 93 tackles despite being suspended the final four games of the season for violation of the NFL's policy on performance enhancing drugs.