NFC South: Markus White

Buccaneers make roster moves

August, 26, 2013
With rosters required to be down to 75 players by Tuesday afternoon, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers began the process Monday.

Cornerback Anthony Gaitor (torn ACL) and running back Michael Smith (foot) were placed on injured reserve.

The team waived receiver Carlton Mitchell, defensive end Ernest Owusu, quarterback Adam Weber and defensive end Markus White. The Bucs also released receiver Derek Hagan, fullback Spencer Larsen and safety Troy Nolan.

The Bucs also announced they have signed tight end Mike Shanahan (not to be confused with the coach of the Washington Redskins). Shanahan played at the University of Pittsburgh and was in training camp with the New York Jets earlier this summer.

Looking at Bucs' defensive snaps

February, 12, 2013
The knock on Tampa Bay defensive tackle Gerald McCoy in his first two seasons was that he couldn’t stay on the field.

Arm injuries ended each of McCoy’s first two seasons prematurely and there was talk the former No. 3 overall draft choice was a bust.

Funny, but McCoy, who was selected to his first Pro Bowl, barely came off the field in 2012. He took part in 939 of Tampa Bay’s 1,078 defensive plays. McCoy’s 87.11 playing-time percentage ranked second among all NFL defensive tackles. Only San Francisco’s Ray McDonald had a higher percentage (90.85).

Here’s a look at the rest of the playing-time percentages for Tampa Bay’s defensive players.

Buccaneers swap defensive ends

December, 22, 2012
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a couple of minor roster moves Saturday afternoon.

They placed defensive end Aaron Morgan on injured reserve, and filled his roster spot by promoting defensive end Markus White from the practice squad.

Morgan began the season with Jacksonville, but had appeared in seven games with the Buccaneers as a backup. White has spent time on the active rosters of Tampa Bay and Washington this season, but has appeared in only one game, and that was with the Redskins.

Bucs bring back DT Wallace Gilberry

September, 3, 2012
Defensive lineman Wallace Gilberry, who was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday is back with the team.

The Bucs just announced they have re-signed Gilberry and waived guard Julian Vandervelde. That makes me feel a bit better about Tampa Bay’s depth at defensive tackle. Gerald McCoy and Roy Miller, who each have had injury problems in the past, are the starters and Gary Gibson was the only other true defensive tackle on the roster. Gilberry has some solid NFL experience after spending the past four seasons in Kansas City.

The Bucs also announced they have released guard Brian Folkers from the practice squad and replaced him by signing offensive tackle Bradley Sowell to the practice squad. Sowell joins linebacker Jacob Cutrera, tight end Drake Dunsmore, wide receiver Dale Moss, wide receiver Bert Reed, linebacker J.K. Schaffer, quarterback Adam Weber and defensive end Markus White on the practice squad.

Inactives for Panthers and Redskins

October, 23, 2011
CHARLOTTE -- The Panthers and Redskins just announced their inactives for Sunday’s game.

For Carolina, quarterback Jimmy Clausen, safety Jordan Pugh, running back Mike Goodson, tight end Richie Brockel, linebacker Omar Gaither, tackle Lee Ziemba and defensive tackle Frank Kearse are inactive.

For Washington, receiver Donte Stallworth, safety Oshiomogo Atogwe, cornerback Byron Westbrook, tight end Chris Cooley, linebacker Markus White, tackle Trent Williams and defensive lineman Darrion Scott.