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Purge Begins At One Buc

Posted Jun 19, 2008 by Roy Cummings

Updated Jun 19, 2008 at 04:00 PM

TAMPA - The purge of players at One Buc Place has already begun.

In an effort to pare their roster to the league-mandated training camp limit of 80, the Bucs began cutting players on Friday. Among the first to be let go was Patrick Churkwurah, a backup defensive lineman/linebacker and Marquis Gunn, a reserve defensive lineman.

More may be let go before the day is out, including Chris Simms. Simms has asked for his released and it’s quite possible he’ll be among the 11 or so players the Bucs release in order to meet the league’s roster limit.

Chukwurah missed seven games because of a shoulder injury last year but still managed to finish among the top ten on the team in special teams tackles.

His fate may have been sealed by the signing this offseason of fellow defensive linemen Marques Douglas and Jimmy Wilkerson.

Reader Comments

Por (George Leslie Hicks) on June 19, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Well its great to start the football season again. Cut who you need to cut. The Goal is the Superbowl.

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Por (raw_as_fuq) on June 19, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Also they cut TE Keith Heinrich and LB Leon Joe

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Por (John Valenti) on June 19, 2008 (Suggest removal)

“Chukwurah missed seven games because of a shoulder injury last year but still managed to finish among the top ten on the team in special teams tackles. “

LOL, eleven players on the field for special teams and many players were changed in and out throughout the year. “Top Ten” is not exactly outstanding. “Top 3” maybe. That’s like my girlfriend, on 4th down not converted, saying, “Atleast he came close.”

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Por (Skyrider) on June 20, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Let those people go! Time to separate the warriors from the swines!

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Por (Michael Harris) on June 20, 2008 (Suggest removal)

Churkwurah impressed me.  Since they did let him go, that tells me:  A.  they have some <b>REAL STUDS</b> on the D Line this year.  B.  He’s still not 100%.  I wish him well and some other team <b>WILL</b> pick him up.

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