Buccaneers’ Ryan Griffin, Tanner Hudson and Others Out After Roster is Finalized

TAMPA, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Griffin and tight end Tanner Hudson, among several others, didn’t survive the cut Tuesday as all 32 NFL teams had to shrink their rosters to 53 players.

Fourteen Buccaneers players were placed on the waiver wire and seven had contracts terminated. Curious to know what on earth all of this means? Jeremy Reisman of Pride of Detroit, a Detroit Lions blog, breaks it all down:

“A player who has less than four years of accrued seasons in the NFL is waived. A player with four or more accrued seasons is released.


When a player is waived, their contract is not yet terminated. Instead, they go on the waiver wire, where teams can put in a claim for them. If a team claims them, then he joins the new team on his current contract. If no team claims him in a designated period (usually by noon of the next day), his contract is terminated and he becomes an unrestricted free agent.


If a player is released, their contract is terminated and they are free to sign anywhere immediately.”


That said, here’s the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ list of dropped players now that the 2021 roster is finalized.



T          Jake Benzinger

WR      Cyril Grayson

S          Javon Hagan

OLB     Ladarius Hamilton

G         Jonathan Hubbard

TE       Tanner Hudson

WR      Travis Jonsen

CB       Herb Miller

TE       Codey McElroy

OLB     Elijah Ponder

DL       Benning Potoa’e

DL       Kobe Smith

OL       Brandon Walton

CB       Chris Wilcox


Terminated Contracts:

TE       Jerell Adams

QB       Ryan Griffin

CB       Antonio Hamilton

LB        Joe Jones

DL       Jeremiah Ledbetter

WR      Jaydon Mickens

RB       C.J. Prosise


Waived (Injured):

T          Brad Seaton


In addition, wide receiver Justin Watson has been placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Play list. With these moves, the Buccaneers roster is at the 53-player limit.

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