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American Football: Tampa Bay Bucs cut two veterans

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posted on Mar, 1 2005 @ 09:48 PM
Bucs cap cutting, release QB Johnson, Jurevicius, Gold

Brad Johnson and Joe Jurevicius, two of the stars in Tampa Bay's Super Bowl run two years ago, were released Tuesday to help the Buccaneers get under the salary cap limit.

The quarterback and receiver teamed on one of the biggest plays in franchise history, a 71-yard catch-and-run that led to a first-quarter touchdown in the Bucs' victory over Philadelphia in the NFC Championship Game on Jan. 19, 2003.

The moves helped general manager Bruce Allen clear more than $7.4 million in salary cap space. The team also cut linebacker Ian Gold and cornerback Mario Edwards, shaving another $6.14 million.

It's cap cutting time around the NFL. Johnson isn't that big of a deal as it looks like Brian Griese has the starting QB spot secured in Tampa. Jurevicius is a good receiver with great hands, he shouldn't be out of work long.


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