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K Matt Bryant among first Bucs cut

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Kicker Matt Bryant was among the first players cut Saturday by the Bucs in an effort to reach the 53-man player limit today.

Bryant was summoned to One Buc Place and told his four year career with Tampa Bay had ended.

Bryant injured his right hamstring in training camp nearly four weeks ago and did not kick in any preseason games.

Therefore, Bryant was unable to compete against Jets free agent MIke Nugent, who went 6-of-9 in field goal attempts during the preseason.

Bryant, 34, is coming off his best season as a pro, connecting on 32-of-38 field goal tries.

Earlier in the week, he showed his frustration over the situation by lashing out at general manager Mark Dominik, coach Raheem Morris and Nugent during an interview on a local radio station.

"It's not really about Mike Nugent,'' Morris said following Friday's loss to Houston. "Mike Nugent is the only kicker kicking. He's got out there and kicked.''

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:40pm]

    

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