The former 2016 Second-round draft pick had been plagued with injury, and never lived up to expectations. The former college standout had his share of issues and overcame them, so that was the thinking of his NFL coaches. However, he just never showed this group of coaches enough to make a roster spot.
During his rookie season, he played in 16 games quietly recorded 5.5 sacks, 22 tackles, and 2 pass defends as a rotational player. Then the following season in 2017 injury struck and he missed 10 games, recording just 1 sack and 9 tackles. In 2018 nothing improved and he now in 2019 after a lackluster preseason performance, finds himself on the waiver wire.
I hope he can find a place where he can meet his full potential, but it seems Tampa just wasn’t the place for him. If he clears waivers and the Buccaneers give him another shit, he could find himself back on the team with the practice squad.
Ian Rappoport was the first to report this move.