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Bucs cut CB Moore, add two free agents

TAMPA — Veteran D.J. Moore, a candidate for the Bucs' starting nickel defensive back job, was released Tuesday.

The team also announced the signings of linebacker Jeremy Grable, an undrafted rookie from Valdosta State, and offensive tackle J.B. Shugarts, who has been in camp with four teams over the past two years but has not played in any NFL games. Grable, small at 6 feet, 220 pounds, returned two interceptions for scores last year, totaling 190 tackles and 16½ tackles for loss over the past two seasons. Shugarts, 6-6 and 299, was a three-year starter at right tackle at Ohio State and has played in eight preseason games in the past two years.

The Bucs have 89 players under contract, one under the NFL maximum, with players reporting Thursday and first practice set for Friday night.

Newhouse dead: Robert Newhouse, a running back for the Cowboys for 12 years, has died at 64. Rodd Newhouse said his father died Tuesday at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., after a battle with heart disease. Mr. Newhouse suffered a stroke in 2010. He retired in 1983 after playing in three Super Bowls with some of the Cowboys' greatest teams, including the 1976 NFL champions. In the 1977 Super Bowl victory against Denver, he passed for a touchdown. … An Alabama judge denied a motion from Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain to delay for the third time since his arrest in April 2013 his trial set for Friday on charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Falcons: The club signed former Colts starting linebacker Pat Angerer. It lost linebacker Sean Weatherspoon for the season with a torn Achilles in June. It also signed receiver Jeremy Ebert, who played in five games with Jacksonville last season.

Giants: Former receiver David Tyree, 34, was named director of player development. His spectacular catch against his helmet was a key play in the team's 2008 Super Bowl upset of New England. The Human Rights Campaign criticized the hiring. Tyree said in 2011 that he would trade in his famous catch if it would stop homosexuals from being married. That same year, he also put out a series of tweets saying, "there is no scientific evidence to support the claim of being born gay" and that he has met "former homosexuals." The team said in a statement the Tyree "was expressing his personal view, and that is not the view of the Giants organization."

Jaguars: Receiver Ace Sanders, who played for Bradenton Manatee High, says he is facing a four-game suspension. He declined to discuss the reason but said "personal reasons" will prevent him from attending the start of camp on Friday. Sanders, a second-year pro out of South Carolina, said he will seek counseling and not rehab.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

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