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Buccaneers cut LB Deone Bucannon

Eric from BBI : Admin : 10/9/2019 9:05 am
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Buccaneers released veteran LB Deone Bucannon this morning, before they head to London for Sundayís game against the Panthers, per source. The former Cardinalsí first-round pick is expected to get a chance elsewhere.
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Anakim : 10/9/2019 9:05 am : link
Remember that the Giants were VERY interested in signing him in the offseason
He might be done,  
Brown Recluse : 10/9/2019 9:06 am : link
but how done is he compared to the crap we trot out every week?
Played  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 10/9/2019 9:07 am : link
for James Bettcher in Arizona.
From the Post back in March  
Anakim : 10/9/2019 9:08 am : link
"Bucannon 26, was a first-round pick of the Cardinals in 2014, taken 27th overall out of Washington State to play safety. Bettcher at the time was the outside linebackers coach in Arizona. In 2015, after an injury to Sean Weatherspoon, Bucannon was asked to make the transition to an inside linebacker role, with Bettcher named as the new coordinator, in a 3-4 defensive front. Bucannon obliged and, despite being only 6-foot-1 and 211 pounds, flourished in his new hybrid role, starting all 16 games and making 91 tackles.

That was the high point for Bucannon, as his production declined in subsequent years, even as the Cardinals picked up his fifth-year option for 2018. With Bettcher running the Giants defense and the erstwhile starting strong safety, Landon Collins, departing for the Redskins in free agency, Bucannon could be a new piece to the puzzle for Bettcher, playing both safety and inside linebacker. Bucannon is reputed to be strong dropping in coverage and the Giants last season were deficient in that area."
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j_rud : 10/9/2019 9:12 am : link
According to pff  
Tuckrule : 10/9/2019 9:12 am : link
Heís played a total of 8 snaps this season. Means heís injured and not healing. Heís only 27 so itís a bad sign they are cutting him. They do have a load of linebackers that are good like white, minter and David. Deone was the 4th and maybe 5th if beckwith wasnít IRed. Iím sure heís an upgrade over stupar but it appears we do have guys on the mend in tree and Davis.

Didn't realize  
ryanmkeane : 10/9/2019 9:14 am : link
he was that young. He has to be better than Bethea no?
would be curious to know if its because of scheme/fit  
Andy in Boston : 10/9/2019 9:14 am : link
or something else.
RE: Didn't realize  
cjac : 10/9/2019 9:22 am : link
In comment 14619614 ryanmkeane said:
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he was that young. He has to be better than Bethea no?


Bethea is not a linebacker
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arcarsenal : 10/9/2019 9:23 am : link
Half the board was just fawning over Bucannon a year ago. Has he been that bad?
Great time to sign him as well since they don't have another game  
Brown Recluse : 10/9/2019 9:24 am : link
for 10 days.

He could probably play against Arizona.
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arcarsenal : 10/9/2019 9:24 am : link
Actually, I just saw that he's only played 8 snaps. I'm guessing he's just not healthy.
It sounds like a combination of injuries  
JonC : 10/9/2019 9:24 am : link
and possibly fading at a young age. This is a brutal way to earn a living ...
Yes on kicking the tires  
Biteymax22 : 10/9/2019 9:33 am : link
He's young and shown he can play in the scheme. The worry is there is a health issue or something that's lead to him only playing 8 snaps this year.
If Buchannon is NOT...  
BamaBlue : 10/9/2019 9:36 am : link
better than Nate Stupar, I'll eat may hat.
He might be our best Lber  
George from PA : 10/9/2019 9:44 am : link
Even injured
Does he have to pass through waivers  
GiantsRage2007 : 10/9/2019 9:47 am : link
Or can he sign with anyone?
Since he has more than four years in the league  
johnnyb : 10/9/2019 10:14 am : link
he should be a free agent and not subject to waivers.

Absolutely bring him in and see if he has anything left. I agree with above comments- has to be better than the players we are putting out there now.
Can't  
TommyWiseau : 10/9/2019 10:19 am : link
hurt to bring him in and see where he is at health wise. I'm sure he would like to reunite with Bettcher
Could be this year's Jamon Brown  
AcesUp : 10/9/2019 10:21 am : link
He's not a stud but he's certainly an upgrade over what will be starting this week and probably an upgrade over Davis (even if slowed by injuries).
RE: Could be this year's Jamon Brown  
Jon in NYC : 10/9/2019 10:43 am : link
In comment 14619700 AcesUp said:
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He's not a stud but he's certainly an upgrade over what will be starting this week and probably an upgrade over Davis (even if slowed by injuries).


This is a good analogy
I'm surprised they haven't  
smshmth8690 : 10/9/2019 10:43 am : link
put in a claim for him already.
RE: I'm surprised they haven't  
robbieballs2003 : 10/9/2019 10:57 am : link
In comment 14619726 smshmth8690 said:
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put in a claim for him already.


How do you know they didn't?
RE: I'm surprised they haven't  
Jay on the Island : 10/9/2019 11:00 am : link
In comment 14619726 smshmth8690 said:
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put in a claim for him already.

He's been in the league over 4 years so he isn't eligible for waivers. He instantly becomes a free agent.
As a LB, how was Bucannon allowed to wear a # in the 20's?  
FranknWeezer : 10/9/2019 11:25 am : link


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PLAYERS NUMBERED BY POSITION
Article 2All players must wear numerals on their jerseys in accordance with Rule 5, Section 4, Article 3(c).
Such numerals must be by playing position, as follows:
(a) quarterbacks, punters, and placekickers: 1-19;
(b) running backs and defensive backs: 20-49;
(d) offensive guards and tackles: 60-79;
(e) wide receivers: 10-19 and 80-89;
(f) tight ends: 80-89;
If a player changes his position during his playing career in the NFL, and such change moves him from a
position as an ineligible pass receiver to that of an eligible pass receiver, or from a position as an eligible
pass receiver to that of an ineligible pass receiver, he must be issued an appropriate new jersey numeral.
A change in jersey numeral is not required if the change is from an ineligible position to another ineligible
position, or from an eligible position to another eligible position, provided that the player has participated at
least one season at his position prior to the change.
Any request to wear a numeral for a special position not specified above (e.g., H-back) must be made to the
Commissioner.
During the preseason period when playing rosters are larger, the League will allow duplication and other
temporary deviations from the numbering scheme specified above, but the rule must be adhered to for all
players during the regular season and postseason. Clubs must make numerals available to adhere to the
rule, even if it requires returning to circulation a numeral that has been retired or withheld for other reasons.
See 5-3-1 for reporting a change of position.
Section 2 Substitutes and Withdrawn
Carl Banks seems to be a big fan of Bucannon and is openly  
Brown Recluse : 10/9/2019 11:27 am : link
trying to recruit him on Twitter lol


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Dear @deonebucannon20 I normally don't do this, but the #NYGiants could use a few good men.. Backer to Backer, you're that Good Man.
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Disclaimer: I have no influence on the dynamics of how the team selects players nor do I Deone's health status..

But I, as a pure "Fan" of @deonebucannon20 , I need every @Giants fan to tweet @deonebucannon20 and let him know we need him! And tell him Carl sent you
If he is healthy  
Jay on the Island : 10/9/2019 11:27 am : link
he can't be worse than Stupar. I say give the kid a shot, He knows the scheme .
RE: As a LB, how was Bucannon allowed to wear a # in the 20's?  
arcarsenal : 10/9/2019 11:30 am : link
In comment 14619797 FranknWeezer said:
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Quote:


PLAYERS NUMBERED BY POSITION
Article 2All players must wear numerals on their jerseys in accordance with Rule 5, Section 4, Article 3(c).
Such numerals must be by playing position, as follows:
(a) quarterbacks, punters, and placekickers: 1-19;
(b) running backs and defensive backs: 20-49;
(d) offensive guards and tackles: 60-79;
(e) wide receivers: 10-19 and 80-89;
(f) tight ends: 80-89;
If a player changes his position during his playing career in the NFL, and such change moves him from a
position as an ineligible pass receiver to that of an eligible pass receiver, or from a position as an eligible
pass receiver to that of an ineligible pass receiver, he must be issued an appropriate new jersey numeral.
A change in jersey numeral is not required if the change is from an ineligible position to another ineligible
position, or from an eligible position to another eligible position, provided that the player has participated at
least one season at his position prior to the change.
Any request to wear a numeral for a special position not specified above (e.g., H-back) must be made to the
Commissioner.
During the preseason period when playing rosters are larger, the League will allow duplication and other
temporary deviations from the numbering scheme specified above, but the rule must be adhered to for all
players during the regular season and postseason. Clubs must make numerals available to adhere to the
rule, even if it requires returning to circulation a numeral that has been retired or withheld for other reasons.
See 5-3-1 for reporting a change of position.
Section 2 Substitutes and Withdrawn



Mark Barron has a number in the 20's too as a LBer - 26, I believe.

It's because guys like Barron and Bucannon have played 'hybrid' roles, so I guess they can technically qualify as DB's as well as LBers.
RE: RE: As a LB, how was Bucannon allowed to wear a # in the 20's?  
FranknWeezer : 10/9/2019 11:36 am : link
In comment 14619812 arcarsenal said:
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In comment 14619797 FranknWeezer said:


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Quote:


PLAYERS NUMBERED BY POSITION
Article 2All players must wear numerals on their jerseys in accordance with Rule 5, Section 4, Article 3(c).
Such numerals must be by playing position, as follows:
(a) quarterbacks, punters, and placekickers: 1-19;
(b) running backs and defensive backs: 20-49;
(d) offensive guards and tackles: 60-79;
(e) wide receivers: 10-19 and 80-89;
(f) tight ends: 80-89;
If a player changes his position during his playing career in the NFL, and such change moves him from a
position as an ineligible pass receiver to that of an eligible pass receiver, or from a position as an eligible
pass receiver to that of an ineligible pass receiver, he must be issued an appropriate new jersey numeral.
A change in jersey numeral is not required if the change is from an ineligible position to another ineligible
position, or from an eligible position to another eligible position, provided that the player has participated at
least one season at his position prior to the change.
Any request to wear a numeral for a special position not specified above (e.g., H-back) must be made to the
Commissioner.
During the preseason period when playing rosters are larger, the League will allow duplication and other
temporary deviations from the numbering scheme specified above, but the rule must be adhered to for all
players during the regular season and postseason. Clubs must make numerals available to adhere to the
rule, even if it requires returning to circulation a numeral that has been retired or withheld for other reasons.
See 5-3-1 for reporting a change of position.
Section 2 Substitutes and Withdrawn





Mark Barron has a number in the 20's too as a LBer - 26, I believe.

It's because guys like Barron and Bucannon have played 'hybrid' roles, so I guess they can technically qualify as DB's as well as LBers.


Thanks. Also, looking back at the rules I posted (maybe my eyes are glossing over it), I don't see that LB's have a defined numeral set anyhow.
Why are we even talking about  
cjac : 10/9/2019 11:45 am : link
considering a guy who couldnt get on the field


Even after Devin White went down with an injury
RE: Why are we even talking about  
Jay on the Island : 10/9/2019 11:54 am : link
In comment 14619835 cjac said:
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considering a guy who couldnt get on the field


Even after Devin White went down with an injury

Stupar couldn't even make our team and he started last week. Is there really any chance that Bucannon is worse than Stupar?
I think part of the reason  
crackerjack465 : 10/9/2019 11:59 am : link
is this helps them in the comp pick formula.

I think they may net a 3rd just by cutting him.
If he could play strong safety  
Bluesbreaker : 10/9/2019 12:01 pm : link
Move Peppers to Free safety ?
I doubt he could fill the role but Peppers
has ball skills and athleticism something
Bethea has lost .
RE: RE: Why are we even talking about  
cjac : 10/9/2019 12:03 pm : link
In comment 14619845 Jay on the Island said:
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In comment 14619835 cjac said:


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considering a guy who couldnt get on the field


Even after Devin White went down with an injury


Stupar couldn't even make our team and he started last week. Is there really any chance that Bucannon is worse than Stupar?


Ok thats not a bad point

and to the previous poster, Peppers is not a free safety
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arcarsenal : 10/9/2019 12:04 pm : link
Tampa has had one of the worst defenses in football this year - if they're cutting bait on Bucannon after he played just 8 snaps, I'd have to assume they're confident he can't help them.

I have no issue with NYG kicking the tires here. I'm sure they'll check in - and I know Stupar is terrible. There's obviously a reason why TB is cutting the cord, though.
Health likely plays a huge factor here  
Giantz_comeback : 10/9/2019 12:05 pm : link
I cant imagine he'd be just let go if he was still in good playing shape.
RE: I'm surprised they haven't  
Beer Man : 10/9/2019 12:22 pm : link
In comment 14619726 smshmth8690 said:
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put in a claim for him already.
He was released, so I think that makes him free to sign anywhere without going through the waiver process.
RE: .  
Mr. Bungle : 10/9/2019 12:33 pm : link
In comment 14619869 arcarsenal said:
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Tampa has had one of the worst defenses in football this year - if they're cutting bait on Bucannon after he played just 8 snaps, I'd have to assume they're confident he can't help them.

Their pass defense is awful. Their run defense is outstanding.
RE: If Buchannon is NOT...  
wonderback : 10/9/2019 1:14 pm : link
In comment 14619638 BamaBlue said:
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better than Nate Stupar, I'll eat may hat.


This times a 1000.

And BTW, how come guys like Stupar never get hurt?
3(c) is missing from you post????????  
jsuds : 10/9/2019 1:32 pm : link
PLAYERS NUMBERED BY POSITION
Article 2All players must wear numerals on their jerseys in accordance with Rule 5, Section 4, Article 3(c).
Such numerals must be by playing position, as follows:
(a) quarterbacks, punters, and placekickers: 1-19;
(b) running backs and defensive backs: 20-49;
(d) offensive guards and tackles: 60-79;
(e) wide receivers: 10-19 and 80-89;
(f) tight ends: 80-89;

Carl Banks is clamoring for him on twitter  
Chef : 10/9/2019 1:33 pm : link
https://twitter.com/CarlBanksGIII/status/1181945728622563329
RE: RE: If Buchannon is NOT...  
Bruner4329 : 10/9/2019 1:37 pm : link
In comment 14619993 wonderback said:
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In comment 14619638 BamaBlue said:


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And BTW, how come guys like Stupar never get hurt?


There is a greater chance of getting hurt when one is involved in the play!!
RE: RE: If Buchannon is NOT...  
LeftHook : 10/9/2019 2:10 pm : link
In comment 14619993 wonderback said:
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In comment 14619638 BamaBlue said:


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better than Nate Stupar, I'll eat may hat.



This times a 1000.

And BTW, how come guys like Stupar never get hurt?


The answer is because he never hits anything, well maybe the ground ....
RE: RE: I'm surprised they haven't  
smshmth8690 : 10/9/2019 2:17 pm : link
In comment 14619754 Jay on the Island said:
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In comment 14619726 smshmth8690 said:


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put in a claim for him already.


He's been in the league over 4 years so he isn't eligible for waivers. He instantly becomes a free agent.


Thanks for clearing that up.
RE: 3(c) is missing from you post????????  
FranknWeezer : 10/9/2019 2:22 pm : link
In comment 14620020 jsuds said:
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PLAYERS NUMBERED BY POSITION
Article 2All players must wear numerals on their jerseys in accordance with Rule 5, Section 4, Article 3(c).
Such numerals must be by playing position, as follows:
(a) quarterbacks, punters, and placekickers: 1-19;
(b) running backs and defensive backs: 20-49;
(d) offensive guards and tackles: 60-79;
(e) wide receivers: 10-19 and 80-89;
(f) tight ends: 80-89;


Good catch! I didn't notice that when I posted it. Pulled it directly from NFL Rule 5 at the link below, and it's missing a (c) as well. No idea why.
NFL Rule 5 - ( New Window )
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