Former Auburn running back Peyton Barber was among 20 players cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday.
The moves were made ahead of the NFL deadline because of a hurricane approaching the area and won’t be officially announced until Saturday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reported.
Barber could be a candidate for a spot on the Tampa Bay practice squad if he isn’t picked up by another team, but right now his decision to leave school two years early to turn pro is looking like a mistake after rushing for more than 1,000 yards in 2015. Of course, that could certainly change.
Other SEC alums who didn’t make the final roster in Tampa Bay include former Missouri standout Russell Hansbrough, who could also be a candidate for a practice squad somewhere in the league. Former Vanderbilt wide receiver Jonathan Krause, former Tennessee offensive lineman Kyler Kerbyson and former South Carolina defensive lineman Cliff Matthews were also cut.