Last minute roster shuffling
If you read The Times, you already knew this. But for the record, the Bucs officially announced the signing of Quincy Black today. The third-round pick from New Mexico got a four-year deal with a signing bonus of $825,000. Not too shabby for a third-rounder.
But there were some other roster moves on the eve of the opening of camp. The Bucs have claimed offensive lineman Enoka Lucas off waivers from Houston and released quarterback Zac Taylor and guard Anthony Wollschlager.
Lucas joined the the Texans as an undrafted free agent from Oregon in May, but was released on Monday. He was an All-Pac 10 first team selection last season and is capable of playing center and guard.
Taylor was an intersting experiment while it lasted. He was a record-breaking quarterback at Nebraska under Bill Callahan, a close friend of Jon Gruden. That relationship influenced the Bucs to give him a chance as an undrafted free agent. But in the end, the Bucs just have too many quarterbacks. So, we're now at six QBs and counting. Maybe we'll have a contest to guess who's the next one to go.
As for Wollschlager, we hardly knew ya. Sorry to see it end so soon after he was brought in as an undrafted free agent in May.