Bucs releasing fullback B.J. Askew, too
UPDATE, 1:11 p.m.: Now, Askew's agent and a team source tell us Askew is indeed going to be gone today.
12:26 p.m.: NFL.com is reporting that the Bucs are also getting set to release fullback B.J. Askew, too.
Askew played in just five games last season after being placed on the non-football injury list following a car accident in which he suffered a neck injury.
Askew joined the Bucs in 2007 as a free agent and was given a contract extension a year later. The ability of Earnest Graham to play fullback coupled with the addition of Chris Pressley, formerly of the Bengals, made Askew less vital to the offense. Askew has three years remaining on his contract.
It's unclear what the status of his neck injury is at this point. It also should be pointed out that Askew had a series of injuries in the previous two seasons that significantly limited his playing time. He missed a total of nine games in 2007 and 2008.