The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced a roster move following the Week 1 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday night.
Tampa Bay announced on Friday afternoon that a first-year defensive player has been released.
The Buccaneers are parting ways with first-year defensive back Chris Cooper. The first-year player performed well in the preseason, especially on special teams.
However, Bruce Arians’ squad has chosen to part ways with the first-year player.
The Bucs have officially waived safety Chris Cooper, team announced.
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The Buccaneers announced the official move on their team website.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers opened up a spot on their 53-man roster on Friday by waiving first-year safety Chris Cooper. There was no corresponding move to fill that spot announced at the time.
Cooper was one of only three non-rookie newcomers to make the Buccaneers’ initial active roster in 2021, along with running back Giovani Bernard and cornerback Dee Delaney. He was also one of the most unexpected players to make the cut, given that he had only joined the team on the opening day of training camp, but he shined on special teams in the preseason.
Tampa Bay, 1-0, is set to take on the Atlanta Falcons in Week 2.
Kickoff is set for 4:05 p.m. E.T. on Sept. 19.