With several hours to go, the Buccaneers have already trimmed down to a 75-man roster. The team announced that they’ve waived wide receiver Donteea Dye (with an injury designation) and offensive lineman Joel Hale.
Dye, who was hoping to serve as a receiver/kick returner for the Bucs, has been dealing with a hamstring issue. Dye will need roughly a month to recover, at which point it is possible that the Bucs could bring him back. Last year, Dye appeared in 10 games for the Bucs and caught 11 passes for 132 yards and one touchdown. He also returned two kicks for an average of 18.5 yards.
Yesterday, the Bucs got most of the heavy lifting done as they cut a dozen players. For an in-depth recap of the Buccaneers’ offseason, check out our Offseason In Review.