Bucs release PK Andrus
The Bucs have released PK Shane Andrus, according to the team's website.
Andrus became expendable after Tampa Bay signed Jets PK Mike Nugent to compete with Matt Bryant.
Andrus was among 10 players signed to a reserve/futures contract Jan. 8. He spent the past three seasons in training camp with the Indianapolis Colts.
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NUMBERS GAME: Several new Bucs have selected uniform numbers. Running back Derrick Ward, who wore No. 34 with the New York Giants, will wear No. 28 vacated by Warrick Dunn. Tight end Kellen Winslow, who wore No. 80 for the Cleveland Browns and No. 81 with the Miami Hurricanes, will wear No. 84.
Nugent will wear No. 5. Newly signed linebacker Niko Koutouvides will wear No. 53, last made famous by linebacker Shelton Quarles.