August 24, 2011; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Michael Smith (34) jumps over New England Patriots defensive back Nate Ebner (43) during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the New England Patriots 30-28. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers waive Michael Smith


Now that NFL teams are officially announcing the signings of their undrafted free agents, they are having to release players in order to make room for those players.

One of the players the Buccaneers cut was running back Michael Smith, who was released Tuesday, according to Scott Smith of

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced 11 undrafted rookie signings on Monday but saved one for Tuesday, adding former Texas A&M linebacker Steven Jenkins to the list. The roster remained at 89 players, however, as the team also waived third-year running back Michael Smith.

Jenkins is actually the second member of the Aggies’ 2013 linebacking corps to head to Tampa, joining former teammate Nate Askew. NFL teams are allowed to carry up to 90 players on their rosters during the offseason, and the Buccaneers have added 18 in the last five days, including six draft picks. Smith is one of four players the Bucs have released in that same span, joining fullback Josh Baker, cornerback Bobby Felder and tight end Steve Maneri.

Smith, a seventh-round pick out of Utah State in 2012, missed the entire 2013 season after being placed on injured reserve. He played in one game in 2012.

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