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Breaking: Bucs Release Veteran Defensive Lineman

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The offseason is in full swing, and a player has already been given his walking papers.

According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released defensive end, Vinny Curry. He signed a three year $23 million contract with the Bucs in 2018, but there was a 2019 potential out clause embedded into his contract and the Buccaneers opted to use it.

The seven-year veteran defensive end was brought in to beef up the defense, but fell short of that goal.

Playing in 12 games for the Bucs, Curry recorded 21 tackles, 5 for losses, 2.5 sacks, and 7 QB hits. Missing 5 games due to injury, the veteran defensive end did not live up to expectations. However, I believe this move has a lot to do with the performance of Carl Nassib.

Vinny Curry being released is just the beginning of changes to be made by the Buccaneers.

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