TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released veteran defensive ends Kevin Carter and Greg Spires on Wednesday.
Carter had 73 tackles, three sacks, a forced fumble and fumble recovery in his first season with the Buccaneers. He has played in every game during his 13-year NFL career with Tampa Bay, Miami, Tennessee and St. Louis.
The 34-year-old Carter, who has 100 1/2 career sacks, was a first-round pick out of Florida in 1995 by the Rams.
Spires, 33, has 39 1/2 career sacks in 10 seasons with Tampa Bay, Cleveland and New England. He was a third-round pick of the Patriots out of Florida State in 1998.
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