Buccaneers Release Veteran Linebacker

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been one of the most talented and loaded squads in the NFL over the past several seasons, and with Tom Brady at the helm again in 2022, there's genuine confidence that this team can not only make it to the playoffs, but make a deep run as well. To do that, you need plenty of top tier talent, but also depth at every position, which makes it a bit confusing why the team has today decided to release veteran linebacker Kenny Young.

Young entered the league back in 2018 as a fourth round draft pick by the Baltimore Ravens, and while he's put up solid numbers (5.5 sacks, 195 total tackles, 4 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, 1 interception, 4 passes deflected, 1 defensive Touchdown), he hasn't managed to stick and make a home somewhere yet.

Tampa Bay were Young's fifth team in the league, but at just 26-years of age, there's no doubting that if given a genuine chance to compete for a roster spot somewhere, he has more than enough drive and ability to make a solid role player. If a team were to take a shot on Young, he'd no doubt make an impact, but at this level, there's so much that goes into success, and if he isn't consistent enough in doing his job, there may be a reason why he's been on five teams in almost as many years.

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