The Buccaneers will release WR Joey Galloway, his agent told the St. Petersburg Times, but he might not be the only veteran leaving Tampa Bay.
- Agent Shawn Trell said the Bucs informed him Galloway would be released. “I can confirm the Bucs are going to release Joey,” Trell said in a text message Wednesday.
The Times later reported the move had been made and that the Bucs also had released LBs Derrick Brooks and Cato June, RB Warrick Dunn and WR Ike Hilliard. Those moves hadn’t been confirmed by the Bucs, but the team announced a 3 p.m. ET press conference.
Brooks has been with the Bucs since 1995 and is considered the leader of the team’s perenially tough defense. Dunn returned to Tampa Bay last season after a six-year stint with the Atlanta Falcons. Hilliard spent four years with the Bucs, and June joined the team in 2007 after playing on the Indianapolis Colts’ Super Bowl-winning team.
Galloway came to Tampa Bay in a 2004 trade with the Dallas Cowboys for WR Keyshawn Johnson. Last season, he fought injuries, including two broken bones in his ankle.