Less Noteworthy Roster Moves
March 22, 2012 at 12:46pm by Scott • 1 Comment »
The Bucs released Tim Crowder today because evidently you can have too many good pass rushers.
Crowder has spent the past three seasons with the Buccaneers, playing in 41 games with 13 starts during that time. This past season, he played in 10 games and recorded 14 tackles with two tackles for loss.
I liked Crowder from the beginning, but then again I spent a good amount of time comparing him to Kyle Moore who somehow got the starting job ahead of him. But Crowder had a good motor and was also very good on special teams. If they absolutely needed to lose a defensive end, Daniel Te’o-Nesheim is still collecting a check. Seems like Crowder deserved a chance to stick around.
The Bucs also released DE Nick Reed and signed T Jamon Meredith, probably as camp meat or possibly to backup Jeremy Trueblood.
Meredith enters his fifth year in the NFL, having played in 17 games and starting four during his career. He most recently spent the 2011 season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he appeared in four games for the team.
Meredith has been on five teams since being drafted in the fifth round out of South Carolina in 2009. Hey, they can’t all be blockbusters. No one thought much of Donald Penn when he first came to Tampa, either.