Scout Premium Content

Without Quarles, what now?

Bucs LB Shelton Quarles

The announcement came as a surprise, to be sure. Shelton Quarles' release from Tampa Bay purged another valued veteran from the roster. But why did it happen? And how do you figure that out when no one's willing to open up?'s Matthew Postins tries to make sense of the move, plus offers his take on where the Bucs go from here.

If any one thing sticks out from the release of linebacker Shelton Quarles, it's this — there's no closure. I went to One Buc Place expecting to talk about the NFL Draft, or at least watch general manager Bruce Allen tap dance around touchy questions. But instead he opened by dropping the Quarles bomb. This came without warning. I mean everyone knew Quarles was contemplating retirement, based on... Recommended Stories

Up Next