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Chukwurah, Heinrich among first cuts



The Bucs have begun to whittle their roster for training camp.

Chukwurah Defensive lineman Patrick Chukwurah (left), tight end Keith Heinrich, defensive lineman Marquies Gunn and linebacker Leon Joe were all released Thursday.

Coach Jon Gruden cancelled the final mandatory minicamp workout Thursday as a reward for the club's hard work during the off-season.

The Bucs must trim about 13 players to reach the 80-man roster limit by the start of training camp July 25. Still unknown is whether quarterback Chris Simms will be among the players released to achieve that goal.

[Brian Cassella, Times files]


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:03pm]


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