He's an explosive, dynamic player but we have to protect the football better," Panthers coach Ron Rivera said of McCloud Tuesday.
In six games, McCloud had 10 punt returns for 82 yards and eight kick returns for 174 yards, but his dropped punts -- all of them in the aforementioned two games -- loomed larger than any production.
McCloud will now be looking for a third team in two seasons as he was released by the Bills after his rookie season.
Now that Ray-Ray's available, perhaps he could replace Bobo as the Bucs waived the receiver Tuesday afternoon.
"We'll take a look and see what's available out there," Rivera said. "With the bye week, we have time and we're going to look."