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Bucs waive Anthony, sign ex-Rams CB Pointer

The Bucs continue to work to upgrade their depth in the offseason, signing former Rams cornerback Quinton Pointer on Friday and waiving second-year cornerback Marc Anthony.

Pointer, 26, has played sparingly in parts of two seasons since making the Rams' roster in 2012 as an undrafted rookie, totaling six tackles in eight career games. Anthony, who spent all of last season on the Bucs' practice squad, had signed a futures contract in January but faced long odds to make the Bucs' final 53-man roster.

Pointer is from Fort Myers and went to Cape Coral High, which also produced former Bucs stars Earnest Graham and Greg Spires. He played collegiately at UNLV and now joins a deep group of defensive backs that Lovie Smith and Jason Licht have worked hard to upgrade this spring.

The Bucs lost All-Pro corner Darrelle Revis in the secondary, but haved added another elite player in Alterraun Verner, as well as corner Mike Jenkins, nickel D.J. Moore and safety Major Wright. Pointer joins the likes of Deveron Carr and Rashaan Melvin as other young corners battling for the final roster spots behind the team's established players.

[Last modified: Friday, May 30, 2014 3:29pm]


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