Bucs claim Bears LB; cut one, two on IR
The Bucs finally made a series of roster moves to reach the 75 player limit by 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Tampa Bay claimed linebacker Leon Joe off waivers from the Chicago Bears and placed guard Jeb Terry and tight end Matt Herian on the Injured reserve list. The team also released punter Sean Douglas.
Joe, in his fourth NFL season with the Bears and Arizona Cardinals, has played in 28 games with one start. He has 22 career tackles and 32 special teams tackles.
Douglas, who played in the Bucs three preseason games, was used mostly to kick off. Terry was entering his fourth season with the Bucs with just one career start.
The Bucs linebacker corps was thinned by the season-ending knee injury to Antoine Cash. The team has worked out former Eagles linebacker Jeremiah Trotter and former Cowboys linebabcker Al Singleton, but it's unknown if the Bucs offered either a contract.