Roundup: Bucs cut Michael Clayton

Updated: September 5, 2010, 8:06 AM ET
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Michael Clayton, who didn't play in the team's final preseason game earlier this week, was cut on Saturday.

Clayton, who signed a five-year contract worth as much as $26 million last year, was guaranteed $3 million in base salary this season.

After Thursday's final preseason game, Bucs coach Raheem Morris said: "We got a chance to evaluate some of Reggie [Brown] and we were able to evaluate some of Arrelious Benn. "Really, we got a chance to look at those guys. We've already seen a lot of Michael Clayton, and we're going to get a chance to see a little bit of Michael Clayton next week as well. All those guys, we're going to find out who's going to play Z for us, who's going to be our starter.''

Clayton had 16 catches for 230 yards and a touchdown last season for the Bucs.

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Jaguars release WR Williamson

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Lions trim CB Bly, T Jansen

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Dolphins drop QB White

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Raiders release QB Brennan

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Bengals trim WR Jones, K Rayner

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Vikings cut WR Walker, RB Johnson

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Giants release QB Bomar

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Bills cut ties with WR Hardy

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Falcons release DB Jackson

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Colts cut QB Brandstater

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