Lovie Smith to have final say on all of Bucs’ roster moves

Dec. 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith on the sidelines in the first half against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

When he agreed to be the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Lovie Smith got something he din’t get when he was coaching in Chicago. Inside Smith’s contract is a clause that let’s him have the final word on the team’s 53-man roster personnel changes; and that means all of them.

It’s nice for Smith to have that option in his arsenal, because he is coming to work with a team in which all of the previous decisions made didn’t involve him. Now that he has free reign to do as he wishes with the team, there have been reports, more like ideas, of some players he could be releasing.

Fellow FanSider, Josh Hill, had mentioned that the team could try to save a lot of money by releasing All-Pro corner back, Darrelle Revis. It doesn’t look to be a possibility, being that the team spent a lot to acquire him from the Jets, but it’s something that Smith will have the final say on if the team should take that direction.

Topics: Lovie Smith, NFL

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