For Khaseem Greene, a strong finish was not enough to save his roster spot.
The Tampa Bay Bucs released Greene, who had 10 tackles and a 98-yard interception return in the 22-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins Thursday night as the team began to juggle its final roster.
Greene was one of the more interesting cuts by the Bucs, who have indicated they may add players to their roster. Tampa Bay has first dibs on any player who is released.
“We look at it (like a second draft),’’ Bucs coach Lovie Smith said of using waiver claims to fortify the roster. “And we’re almost on the clock on it, which is a good thing.’’
The Bucs also released kicker Patrick Murray (injured), kicker Connor Barth, defensive backs Jude Adjei-Barimah, Brandon Dixon and Chris Hacket, linebackers Larry Dean and Josh Keyes, defensive ends Lawrence Sudbury and Ryan DeLare, defensive tackles Caushand Lyons and Da’Quan Bowers, receivers Tavarez King and Donteea Dye, offensive linemen Edawn Coughman and Patrick Omameh, returner Kaelin Clay and defensive back Isaiah Frey. Receiver Kenny Bell and lineman Garrett Gilkey were put on injured reserve.
Omameh started at guard all last season.