The loss of Clayborn, 26, is a tough blow for the Buccaneers’ defensive line and the unit as a whole. Clayborn made 16 starts last season at right defensive end and tallied 43 tackles and 5.5 sacks. Clayborn was hoping to establish himself in 2014, his contract year, but now he won’t have the opportunity to show what he can do before he hits the open market. The Bucs declined their fifth-year option on the former No. 20 overall pick back in April.
Solomon, hopefully, didn’t drive too far from the Tampa Bay area when he was cut on Wednesday. The former seventh-round pick saw 31 defensive snaps in the team’s opener against the Panthers and recorded three tackles.