Bucs come closer to finalizing roster
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Posted Sep 7, 2009

The Buccaneers made some roster changes on Sunday by bringing back seven players who had been with the squad throughout training camp. The team also successfully claimed two players off waivers. More signings are expected in future since the team still has one available practice squad spot. Read on to find out which players have rejoined the team and who the newest member of the Buccaneers are.

The day after the Bucs were forced to say goodbye to over 20 players, the team welcomed a few of them back.

The team signed CB Kyle Arrington, WR Patrick Carter, DT Rashaad Duncan, RB Kareem Huggins, OT James Lee, TE Ryan Purvis, and WR Mario Urrutia. All of the players were with the club throughout training camp and preseason.  

The bigger news of the day was that the Bucs claimed DE Maurice Evans off waivers from the New York Giants. CB William Middleton was also claimed by the team after he was waived by the Atlanta Falcons. The addition of these two players gives the Bucs 53 players on their roster.

Tampa Bay still has one open roster spot on the practice squad

Fans that closely follow the draft are well aware of the type of player Middleton is., He was originally drafted by the Falcons in the fifth round of the 2009 draft after playing as a three-year starter at Furman.

Evans was a defensive star a Penn State but went undrafted after he left school following his junior season.  His best season in college was his sophomore year when he registered 12.5 sacks and 21.5 tackles for loss.

In other news, some of the players recently cut by the Bucs found new jobs in no time. Undrafted rookie CB DeAngelo Willingham has signed with the Patriots practice squad while former Wisconsin TE Jason Pociask has joined the Giants practice squad.

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