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Tom Crabtree released by Tampa Bay Buccaneers


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have shaved the competition in their tight end corps.

Tom Crabtree announced Saturday on Twitter that he has been released. The Bucs later confirmed the tight end's release.

The drafting of Austin Seferian-Jenkins and signing of Brandon Myers to go alongside Timothy Wright -- who showed promise as a receiving weapon in 2013 -- signaled the end for Crabtree in Tampa.

"As far as Tom is concerned, we have some numbers at tight end, and it wasn't really looking good for him," coach Lovie Smith said Saturday, per "So whenever I see that maybe it's not going to work out for a veteran, I want to give him the opportunity to get on with someone else."

The 28-year-old played in just seven games last season while battling an ankle injury and later a biceps tear, which ended his season. Crabtree had four receptions for 21 yards and a touchdown in his one season with the Bucs.

A utility tight end, Crabtree spent three seasons with the Green Bay Packers. Perhaps his most memorable play at Lambeau Field was the 27-yard fake field goal he took to the house in 2012.

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