Marcus McCauley Released

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  1. beerlover

    beerlover Site Contributor

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    Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut Marcus McCauley, CB 6-1 203 & signed Mickens off Cowboys practice squad. Tampa is reeling similar to KC, another chance (Pollard) to pluck a good young player to enforce secondary depth?

    Marcus was the Vikings 3rd. rd. pick #72 overall, released this offseason & picked up by Tampa. To make room for him I would consider releasing Bennett.

    Was considered a premium cb talent coming out of Fresno State rated 4th cb prospect in draft. had a much higher rating than Pollard who came out the year before, 06 SS & that worked out pretty good. I would feel better about it if path had crossed David Gibbs, but he seems to really have a knack for identifying skill sets.
     
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    Rick will look at it for sure
     
  3. thunderkyss

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    Good find... good post. Releasing Bennett to make room..... good idea.

    Let's hope Rick Smith is also thinking along the same lines.
     
  4. Spled

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    I was surprised Mickens didn't make The Cowboys.
     
  5. whiskeyrbl

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    Definitly worth a look. I agree with releasing Bennett if we were to sign him.
     
  6. ObsiWan

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    I dunno.
    couldn't make it with the Buccs as bad as their defense is???

    From Scouts, Inc. (for whatever you think that's worth)
    sounds like Phillip Buchanan with less speed. If he can't/won't tackle we can't use him on Joe Mac's special teams ...but who knows, maybe Gibbs the Younger can make him blossom.
     
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    wasnt he suppose to be a pretty high pick but he got him self into trouble and was picked later?? or was that eric wright?
     
  8. kastofsna

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    the Bucs have a miserable secondary. no way they'd left someone with any talent go this easily.
     


  9. eriadoc

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    While I'm generally inclined to agree, couldn't the same be said of the Chiefs?
     
  10. ObsiWan

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    If you're referring to Pollard, I've heard the difference is that Pollard was a disturbance in the locker room because he was angry (if that's the right word) with some guys being satisfied with losing and just collecting their checks.
     
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  11. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    We're going to need someone, because Antwaun Molden is hurt (again) so unless they believe in Fred Bennett (they don't) then we'll be scouring the wire.
     
  12. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    People let guys with talent go all the time in this league. That's because talent isn't enough to make someone worth a roster spot. We have had a history of hanging on to guys who just have talent for too long actually. "Athletes not football players" could have been our team motto at one point.
     
  13. Mr teX

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    He's been released by 2 teams already and we've got 2 young guys in McCain and Quinn who are showing promise................pass.
     
  14. ObsiWan

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    what is it this time?
     
  15. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    His quad... again. Kubiak didn't specify length, but he did say he could be out "for a while".

    I guess we'll find out how far in the doghouse Fred Bennett is. I assume they'll just activate him until Molden comes back, but if they sign a street FA over Bennett, I think that probably shows that his Texans career is over.
     
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    Molden is a wasted roster spot and Bennett just flat out sucked. I wouldn't mind releasing them.
     

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