REAR ENTRIES: Everyday I’m Shuffling
May 08, 2012 at 11:04am by Scott • 9 Comments »
LET THE SIGNINGS BEGIN: The Bucs signed their two seventh-round picks yesterday, RB Michael Smith and TE Drake Dunsmore. Details of the contracts weren’t revealed, so I guess they only do that when they’re showing off.
The 6-3, 235-pound Dunsmore played a position called “superback” in Northwestern’s prolific offense in 2011 and scouts believe he could line up anywhere from tight end to fullback to H-back.
Seriously, “Superback”? And remember Cody Grimm was the “Deathbacker“. Do they do that in other industries, too? Does the best dishwasher get called the Dishcrusher or the Soap Soldier or something?
BUCS SIGN JILTED PATRIOT: The Bucs picked up Tiquan Underwood yesterday, the former New England Patriot who was cut the day before the Super Bowl.
Underwood was released by the Patriots in February, on the eve of Super Bowl XLVI, so the team could promote defensive tackle Alex Silvestro from the practice squad. He re-signed three days later but was cut again May 3 so the Pats could sign former Florida receiver Jabar Gaffney.
Even John McCargo thinks this guy got fucked.
The addition of Underwood puts the total number of former Rutgers players on the roster at seven. There has been some bitching that Greg Schiano is playing favorites with his former guys, but he knows these players and what they’re capable of. He’s not going to jeopardize winning just to give a couple guys who used to play for him a temporary paycheck. Schiano has made it clear that no one is going to be given preferential treatment and that he will do what’s best for the Bucs, so he needs to be given the benefit of the doubt at this point.
ROSTER CHANGES: The bugs did a lot of roster shuffling over the last couple days. Here’s most of it:
Here is the list of tryout players signed from the rookie minicamp:
Wagner DE Quintin Anderson
Ball State S Sean Baker
Arkansas RB De’Anthony Curtis
Iowa P Eric Guthrie
Nebraska T Jermarcus Hardrick
LSU QB Jordan Jefferson
Henderson State FB Antonio Leak
North Carolina DT Jordan Nix
Toledo TE Danny Noble
Connecticut C Moe Petrus
Portland State DT Myles Wade
The players released include:
WR Luther Ambrose
LB Ryan Baker
LB Mike Balogun
QB Zach Collaros
S Ron Girault Rugters
C Chaz Hine
DT Donte’e Nicholls
T Trevor Olson
G Chris Riley
K Jake Rogers
CB Quenton Washington
T Rocky Weaver
De’Anthony Curtis and Jordan Nix are both interesting prospects. All the others I’m pretty sure are made up names.