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Roster moves coming at cornerback



The Bucs are expected to do a little roster shuffling today to compensate for the loss of suspended CB Elbert Mack.

It appears they've already released tight end Ben Troupe, which isn't a surprise given Jerramy Stevens' return to the active roster this week. But Troupe technically didn't have to be let go to accommodate Stevens since Mack's suspension opened a roster spot, at least for this week.

So, what's up? We've learned the Bucs have been assessing several cornerbacks this week and are expected to add one to their active roster to replace Mack. The Bucs would be left with just three cornerbacks if they chose not to address the position, and one of those is rookie Aqib Talib who suffered a hamstring strain against the Falcons.

It remains a strong possibility the Bucs will opt against signing any of the unidentified prosepcts they're considering and simply promote CB Marcus Hamilton from the practice squad. Hamilton was a seventh-round draft pick in 2007 from Virginia.

This much we know for sure: The Bucs definitely won't be using another practice squad CB, Brandon Sumrall. We've recently confirmed that he has been released.

We'll have more on this and other storylines throughout the day as Wednesday tends to be the newsiest day of the week at One Buc Place.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:11pm]


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