Make us your home page

Bucs Beat

Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

Tampa Bay Bucs release Michael Bennett, send Maurice Stovall to I.R.



The Bucs released running back Michael Bennett to make room for Cadillac Williams on the 53-man roster.

The team  also announced two other moves. The Bucs placed receiver Maurice Stovall (hamstring) on injured reserve and signed receiver Brian Clark from the practice squad.

Bennett, who was aquired in a trade with Kansas City last season and re-signed as a free agent last spring, was seldom-used in the Bucs offense after leading the team in rushing during the preseason. He had just seven carries for 12 yards and was inactive four games.

Williams, who suffered a torn patellar tendon nearly 14 months ago, has been on the Physically Unable to Perform list. But after watching him practice for three weeks, the Bucs decided to activate him rather than place him on Injured Reserve.

Williams will join Earnest Graham, Warrick Dunn and Clifton Smith at tailback. Graham is questionable for Sunday's game with a knee injury.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:16pm]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours