Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cut D.J. Moore


Nov 11, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears cornerback D.J. Moore (30) practices before the game against the against the Houston Texans at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Training camp hasn’t even begun yet but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren’t hanging around in making cuts as they’ve let D.J. Moore go.

It’s a somewhat of a surprising move since Moore was in the conversation to be the Bucs starter at the nickel.

More so, he played under Lovie Smith in Chicago for the first years of his career where he had 10 interceptions and 118 tackles.

He played in just two games with the Carolina Panthers last season.

In a corresponding move, the Bucs signed tackle J.B. Shugarts and linebacker Jeremy Grable.

Cutting Moore now gives him the opportunity to latch on with another team for training camp but also shows the trust Smith must have in his current crop of corners.

The Bucs still have Alterraun Verner, Johnthan Banks, Mike Jenkins, Leonard Johnson, Deveron Carr, Danny Gorrer, Keith Lewis, Rashaan Melvin and Quinton Pointer on the roster.

The first four players will be on the 53-man roster, but the other five players are definitely battling for a roster spot.

Bucs training camp gets under way on Friday. For the complete schedule, click here.