Bucs re-shuffle roster

September, 14, 2009
9/14/09
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Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas


The Bucs just announced a few minor roster adjustments.

As expected, they’ve signed offensive lineman Sean Mahan. They also signed defensive end Tim Crowder while releasing cornerback Kyle Arrington and defensive end Maurice Evans. They also released punter A.J. Trapasso from the practice squad.

The Mahan signing is the most significant. He had been with the team in the preseason, but was released, partly because he was a backup with a relatively high salary. But the triceps injury that will sideline center Jeff Faine for several weeks left the Bucs very short on depth on the offensive line.

Mahan possibly could step straight into the starting lineup at center or guard. Left guard Jeremy Zuttah also can play center and could switch over to that spot.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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