Make us your home page

Bucs Beat

Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

Roster tweak: Snapper DePaola back, CB Gaitor waived

The Bucs' post-draft roster tweaking continued Wednesday as the team waived cornerback Anthony Gaitor and signed long-snapper Andrew DePaola, who has been with the team the last two preseasons and will compete with veteran Jeremy Cain.

Gaitor, a seventh-round pick in 2011, was in much the same boat as running back Michael Smith, cut Tuesday. Gaitor missed the 2013 season with a torn ACL and had worked himself back to health, but was caught up in the Bucs' improved depth in the defensive secondary. He totaled 12 tackles in 2011-12 with the Bucs.

With Smith and Gaitor gone, the Bucs now have just nine of the team's draft picks from before last year -- four from 2012, four from 2011 and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. The team is likely to make additional signings on Monday after the rookie minicamp, which should bring corresponding roster cuts as well to stay under the offseason limit of 90 players.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 11:02am]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours