Buccaneers release TE Cameron Brate after nine seasons
On Friday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced the release of tight end Cameron Breit after nine seasons.
Tampa also announced the official release of running back Leonard Furnett, originally reported on February 28.
Bright was first signed by the Bucks in 2014 as an undrafted free agent and played all of his 126 career games for the Bucks (he was briefly signed to the New Orleans Saints practice team).
With his release through June 1, Bright will save the Buccaneers $2.03 million in ceiling bills. In 2018, he signed a six-year, $40.8 million contract with Tampa Bay.
Breit’s release isn’t all that surprising after the 2022 campaign, which saw teammates Cade Otton and Ko Keeft have 11 and 12 tight end starts, respectively. Breit only had one.
The 31-year-old has been a reliable tight end throughout his time in Tampa but has struggled with injuries last season. Bright suffered a concussion in a Week 2 loss to the Chiefs and later sprained his neck and was sprained off the field during the Buccaneers’ loss to the Steelers in Week 6. In 2022, he played in 11 games with 20 receptions for 174 yards.
During the 2020 season, the veteran tight end had 28 receptions for 282 yards to contribute to the Buccaneers’ Super Bowl LV victory.
Braith will now use leeway in the hope of earning a spot in the other team’s tight and room.