Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Dexter Jackson highlights other cuts
By Pat Yasinskas
Today’s the day that rosters have to get cut down to 75 players. Aside from Tampa Bay booting running back Derrick Ward, we haven’t seen any other big names go down in the NFC South, but the news is just starting to trickle in.
In addition to Ward, the Bucs also released receiver Terrence Nunn and placed linebacker Jon Alston on injured reserve.
In Carolina, the biggest name to become a casualty was wide receiver Dexter Jackson. He was a second-round draft pick by Tampa Bay in 2008 and was a total flop. After getting released by the Bucs last preseason, Jackson caught on with Carolina’s practice squad. The Panthers thought bringing the Appalachian State product home might give him a chance to revive his career. But he didn’t show much in training camp or the preseason.
The Panthers also placed linebacker Thomas Davis on the physically unable to perform list and waived/injured defensive end Hilee Taylor. Receiver Wallace Wright was placed on injured reserve and receiver Oliver Young was released.
No roster moves have been announced by Atlanta or New Orleans as of the moment.