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Buccaneers Are Releasing A Veteran Linebacker This Monday Afternoon

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released linebacker Kenny Young.

Young, in his fifth NFL season and first with the Bucs, appeared in four games this season, playing exclusively on special teams. He made one tackle.

The move opens a spot on the 53-man roster for Tampa Bay.

"The Bucs released veteran LB Kenny Young, per the wire," said Tom Pelissero.

Young has been no stranger to changing teams during his professional career. The former fourth-round draft pick out of UCLA was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in 2018. In 2019, he was traded to the Los Angeles Rams, who then traded him to the Denver Broncos last season. He started 13 games last year.

Young signed with the Las Vegas Raiders during the offseason, but was released during the final round of preseason roster cuts. Tampa Bay signed him to its practice squad and elevated him to its active roster for its past four games. Now, Young is on the move again.