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Roster move, tryouts for Bucs this week



The Bucs on Tuesday waived long snapper Christian Yount after just one regular-season game, a move that, presumably, will result in the Bucs signing another long snapper today.

Yount, an undrafted prospect from UCLA, joined the team just prior to training camp. There did not appear to be any snapping issues in the kicking game during Sunday's season opener.

The Bucs still have Andrew Economos, their long snapper the past four-plus seasons. But he remains on the physically unable to perform list and is not eligible to return until Week 6, at the earliest. Economos suffered an Achilles tendon injury during the offseason and is coming off surgery.

Also on Tuesday, the Bucs conducted workouts with several prospects. The team had tryouts for nose tackles Travis Ivey and Johnny Jones, center Jake Kirkpatrick, offensive tackle Chris Riley, defensive tackle Jay Ross and former Gator offensive tackle Phil Trautwein.

None has any significant NFL experience, although Ross has spent time on the Packers' practice squad while Trautwein was briefly on the Browns' and Rams' active rosters. It's most likely these players are potential practice-squad additions.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 9:16am]


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