After a week of hearing his name pop up in potential trade rumors, offensive lineman Davin Joseph is officially looking for a new job. After some stellar seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — and some not so stellar recent seasons — the Bucs have cut Joseph ahead of the March 11th start of the new season.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2014
Bucs fans will look at this move as the final nail in the coffin of complete failure that represents the last four years of the franchise’s history. After signing Carl Nicks in 2012, it appeared that the Bucs offensive line was poised to protect Josh Freeman, block for LeGarrette Blount and become a Pro Bowl unit.
Two years alter, Nicks is lucky to still have a foot after battling MRSA, Freeman is a free agent and Blount is with the Patriots. Joseph’s release officially cleanses the Bucs from the last era they have emerged out of, and it adds another offensive lineman to the market.