Tampa, FL-- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers trimmed their roster by 14 on Friday, with eight more cuts to come by 4 pm. Saturday.
The most notable cut was kicker Connor Barth, who missed last season with an injury and had surgery for a torn Achilles tendon. He was due $2 million in salary this season, so dropping his salary will ease the strain on the Bucs' salary cap.
That hands the starting place-kicker job to Patrick Murray, a first-year player out of Fordham. He was a perfect on two field goal attempts during the preseason.
Other veterans released included offensive lineman Jamon Meredith and defensive end Larry English.
Also, the following players were placed on waivers:
DB Marc Anthony
CB Kip Edwards
CB Anthony Gaitor
CB Keith Lewis
LB Nate Askew
LB Ka'Lial Glaud
DE T.J. Fatinikun
T Edawn Coughman
OL Andrew Miller
OL Jeremiah Warren