D.J. Moore - #30 - Cornerback - 5'9" - 190lbs
Tue. July 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Moore was released by the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Signed by the Buccaneers in February due to his relationship with new head coach Lovie Smith from their days with the Bears, Moore was perceived as the frontrunner for nickel duties heading into training camp. However, after spending most of the 2013 season out of the NFL, Moore evidently didn't impress in offseason workouts, prompting the Buccaneers to look elsewhere for depth at defensive back. With Moore out of the picture, Leonard Johnson or Mike Jenkins look like the top candidates to man the nickel spot this season in Tampa Bay.
Mason Foster - #59 - Linebacker - 6'1" - 241lbs
Mon. July 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Foster is expected to start at middle linebacker but may have some competition in the form of offseason acquisition Dane Fletcher, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Although the team doesn't seem to view Foster as anything more than an adequate starter, replacing him wasn't one of the Bucs' offseason priorities. Dane Fletcher never topped 32 tackles in his three seasons with the Patriots but could perhaps push Foster for the starting job. While Lavonte David is the unquestioned IDP stud of the Tampa linebacking corps, the starting middle linebacker -- be it Foster or Fletcher -- should have some value in deeper formats. Foster recorded 92 tackles (63 solo), three interceptions, two sacks and seven passes defensed last season.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins - #87 - Tight End - 6'5" - 262lbs
Thu. July 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Seferian-Jenkins, who is bouncing back from February surgery to address a stress fracture in his left foot, indicates that at this stage his foot "feels really good," the Tampa Bay Times reports. "I've been running routes, doing all the exercise and workout drills that they've asked me to do," Seferian-Jenkins noted. "I feel very comfortable and confident that I'll be ready to go when it comes to training camp."
Impact: Between being limited by his foot injury during the Bucs' three-day rookie minicamp, and then missing the team's OTAs and mandatory minicamp because of the University of Washington's academic calendar, Seferian-Jenkins (the 38th overall selection in May's draft) has some catching up to do once training camp opens up. He'll have to compete with the likes of Brandon Myers and Timothy Wright for tight end looks in the Bucs' offense, but at 6-5, 260 pounds, the sure-handed Seferian-Jenkins brings red zone upside to the table and could thus emerge as a fantasy factor as a rookie, if he is able to carve a steady role for himself out of the gate.