Tampa Bay Buccaneers Waive Scott Solomon


Sep 7, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Derek Anderson (3) throws the ball as Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Scott Solomon (56) attempted to pressure during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made their second roster move of the day as they surprisingly waived defensive end Scott Solomon.

The Bucs waived Solomon to add defensive end Jacquies Smith who was claimed on waivers from Buffalo.

Smith has never played in an NFL regular season game but has spent time with the Bills, Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets. He also spent a portion of 2012 with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.

He was undrafted in the 2012 draft out of Missouri.

With the Bills in the preseason, Smith registered eight tackles.

Waiving Solomon is somewhat of a surprise however. The 25-year-old made the Bucs initial 53-man roster and on Sunday had three tackles in the Bucs’ 20-14 loss to the Carolina Panthers. In the preseason, he had three tackles and two sacks and has played relatively well in his tenure with Tampa Bay.

The Bucs signed defensive end Larry English earlier today and were without Da’Quan Bowers and William Gholston on Sunday. However, both Bowers and Gholston could be back for Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams.

In a related move, the Bucs signed defensive end Adrian Robinson to their practice squad. He’s played in 20 regular season games with the Pittsburgh Steelers (12), Denver Broncos (6) and San Diego Chargers (2). He was with the Washington Redskins during the preseason.