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Bucs release DTs Okoye and Okam in final cuts


February 16. 2013 8:55PM
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(AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released defensive tackles Amobi Okoye and Frank Okam during the final round of cuts before the start of the regular season.


The Bucs announced Friday night that Okoye, a former first-round pick of the Houston Texans who played for the Chicago Bears last year, had reached an injury settlement. Okam was a fifth-year pro who appeared in 12 games over the past two seasons.


Okoye signed a one-year, $2 million contract during the offseason and had arthroscopic knee surgery in June. Letting him and Okam go leaves the Bucs without much experienced depth on the defensive line.


Receiver Jordan Shipley, signed late in training camp after being released by Cincinnati, was among 21 players who were waived.


THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released defensive tackles Amobi Okoye and Frank Okam during the final round of cuts before the start of the regular season.


The Bucs announced Thursday night that Okoye, a former first-round pick of the Houston Texans who played for the Chicago Bears last year, had reached an injury settlement. Okam was a fifth-year pro who appeared in 12 games over the past two seasons.


Okoye signed a one-year, $2 million contract during the offseason and had arthroscopic knee surgery in June. Letting him and Okam go leaves the Bucs without much experienced depth on the defensive line.


Receiver Jordan Shipley, signed late in training camp after being released by Cincinnati, was among 21 players who were waived.


(This version CORRECTS APNewsNow. Corrects day of the week.)


Associated Press


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