Bucs Release Veteran LT Smith

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are reportedly releasing left tackle Donovan Smith on Tuesday, per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. 

The Buccaneers attempted to shop Smith the last couple days, but due to his high salary it made getting a deal done with potential suitors tough, Pelissero adds. 

Smith's release will save the Tampa Bay club $15.25 million cash and $9.95 million against their cap. 

The 29-year-old, who was drafted as a second-rounder by the Bucs in 2015, was a starter for the NFC South team in the last eight seasons. He was a model of durability missing only two games total in his first seven years at Tampa and finished with 124 career starts. 

Smith now joins RB Leonard Fournette and TE Cameron Brate as notable released Bucs players so far this offseason.

The Super bowl champion tackle is now free to sign with another team immediately, ahead of free agency next week on March 15th. 

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