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Former Trojan George Uko Cut By Tampa Bay

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Former USC defensive tackle George Uko was cut from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' practice squad today, according to Tampa Bay Times writer Greg Auman:

Uko is one of a handful of players over the past few years that should have stayed at USC. Instead, he chose to enter the NFL Draft after his junior season at USC and went undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft.

George Uko signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent, but was cut at the end of the preseason. He signed on with Tampa Bay's practice squad, but hadn't been able to break through to the 53-man roster. According to Auman, Uko isn't the only practice squad member on the move:

While at USC, George Uko had 85 tackles in three seasons, including 17.5 for loss and 11.5 sacks.