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Buccaneers Released Veteran Quarterback Tuesday Morning

A closeup of two Tampa Bay Buccaneers helmets.

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 16: Helmets and an NFL football set behind the bench as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Atlanta Falcons at the Raymond James Stadium on December 16, 2007 in Tampa, Florida. The Bucs won 37 - 3 and clinched a playoff berth. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

After six years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, backup quarterback Ryan Griffin is being released. The Bucs have completely reshaped their quarterback room in recent years.

Last year, the team let Jameis Winston walk, bringing in the legendary Tom Brady. The gambit immediately paid dividends. Brady led the team to a surprising Super Bowl win in 2020-21.

Months later, the team used a second-round pick on Florida's Kyle Trask, who is coming off of a huge season for the Gators. Along with veteran backup Blaine Gabbert, Griffin finds himself as the odd man out in Tampa.

According to Rick Stroud, Griffin could return to the practice squad. There's no guarantee though, and it may not be an immediate move.

"Told now it could be a couple days before Griffin and some others are released as they work through some things, including the waiver process," Stroud added in a follow-up tweet.

During his Bucs tenure, Griffin appeared in two games, both in the 2019 season. He completed 2-of-4 throws for 18 yards that year.

The former Tulane quarterback was undrafted in 2013, landing with the New Orleans Saints for two seasons, before joining the Buccaneers in 2015. Given that lengthy tenure for a reserve, Tampa obviously likes having him around. We'll see if they find a way to make room on him, even if it is on the practice squad.