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BUCS CUT LB MCCOY AFTER DUI CHARGE

The Bucs released linebacker Matt McCoy after he was arrested early Saturday on a DUI charge.

McCoy, 26, was pulled over after an officer spotted him about 4 a.m. driving the wrong way on Gandy Boulevard in South Tampa, an arrest report said.

When he got out of his car, McCoy smelled strongly of alcohol, had bloodshot/glassy eyes and swayed noticeably when standing still, the officer wrote.

McCoy refused a blood-alcohol test per advice from his lawyer and was released Saturday afternoon on $500 bail, records show. The Bucs cut him about 4 p.m.

McCoy, who starred at San Diego State, is in his fourth NFL season. He entered the league as the Eagles' second-round pick in 2005. He played sparingly that fall but started 10 games at weakside linebacker in 2006. The Bucs signed McCoy to a free-agent contract in March, and he appeared in three games as a backup at weakside and middle linebacker.

McCoy was replaced on the active roster by receiver Brian Clark, a Tampa native who was promoted from the practice squad. With Joey Galloway questionable for today with a foot sprain and Maurice Stovall out with a hamstring strain, Clark will provide needed depth against the Seahawks.

Dolphins: Reserve nose tackle Paul Soliai received a one-game suspension for violating a team rule and will sit out today against the Ravens.

Seahawks: Special teams standout and linebacker Will Herring was activated for today's game against the Bucs, and wideout Billy McMullen was waived.

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