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That was quick: USF's Hine, Washington cut by Bucs

Former USF football players Chaz Hine and Quenton Washington, excited to join the hometown Bucs as undrafted rookies last week, had an abrupt end to their time as hometown pros, getting cut Monday as part of a dozen releases after Tampa Bay's rookie minicamp.


The Bucs had an unusually high turnover Monday, with 13 players who had been brought in as tryout players given contracts, making room by cutting 12 players, many of whom had been given free-agent contracts just last week. Only eight NFL teams had rookie minicamps last weekend, so Hine and Washington will now try to earn at least a tryout in the remaining camps, giving themselves a chance to make a roster in August.

USF safety Jerrell Young was at Jacksonville's rookie minicamp this weekend but wasn't among the players announced as new signings Monday. So that leaves running back Darrell Scott, an undrafted rookie who participated in the Cowboys' minicamp this weekend, guard Jeremiah Warren, who signed with the Patriots, and two players who have tryouts in upcoming minicamps -- receiver A.J. Love with the Vikings and defensive end Patrick Hampton with the Packers.

[Last modified: Monday, May 7, 2012 4:39pm]


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