Bucs reach 53-man limit

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers kept all nine members of their 2010 draft class when the team’s final cuts to 53 were announced.

The Bucs are in the midst of a full-blown youth movement, banking on a pair of rookie tackles in Gerald McCoy and Brian Price turning around a defense and rookie wideouts Mike Williams and Arrelious Benn making major contributions on offense.

Second-year offensive tackle Demar Dotson was placed on injured reserve and the team moved cornerback Aqib Talib to the reserve/suspended list before cuts that included veteran wide receiver Michael Clayton, who was signed to a big contract just a year ago.

The other 19 cuts incluced cornerback Brandon Anderson, safety Vince Anderson, running back Carlos Brown, guard Marc Dile, tackle Xavier Fulton, defensive end George Johnson, tight end Jeron Mastrud, linenbacker Rico McCoy, defensive tackles Dre Moore and Carlton Powell, tight end Ryan Purvis, center Donovan Raiola, cornerback Derrick Roberson, linebacker Lee Robinson, defensive end James Ruffin, quarterback Jevan Snead, fullback Rendrick Taylor and cornerback Trae Williams. Center Jonathon Campos was waived/injured.

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