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Some 10 years earlier, had been a 12th round pick of the Jets and was a real veteran trying to hang on for one last season.
Typical poor veteran allocation draft player who never played in the NFL for the Bucs or the Colts who unprotected him.
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Was a 15th round pick that was totally down to having been coached by then assistant Phil Kreueger at Utah State. Never played in the NFL.
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A one-game wonder. Was signed for the Week 5 road game with Cincinnati but that turned out to be his only NFL game for any team.
Signed in November and played five games with one start. Also played for the 1972 perfect Miami Dolphins.
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Had been a 2nd round pick in Denver back in 1966 and was also trying for one last season in the NFL but it did not happen.
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Had been out of football for all of 1975 having spent his rookie 1974 season with the Eagles. Did not make the team.
Was with various teams in the NFL and World League but never actually played pro ball. Was on IR for all season for the 1976 Bucs.
Played the final two games having been signed during the year. More famous for his "real laugher" picture during the 42-0 loss to the Steelers.
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Signed on waivers just before the first game and played every game during those first two years in a back-up role.
Played five seasons alongside his younger brother first on the DL and then later as an inside linebacker.
Winner of the "best Afro" award in camp but despite 18 games experience with the Eagles, did not make the 1976 Bucs.
Acquired from the Redskins on waivers but spent the entire season on IR. Did not make the 1977 team out of camp.
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The Bucs' first-ever Pro Bowler and a starter for the first three seasons before being traded to the Raiders.
Did what the Bucs expected when they took him in the expansion draft. Two years and he started every game.
Apparently he went on to have quite a good career having been a first round pick out of Oklahoma. Ever heard of him?
Started every game on the line in 1976 and had a long NFL career. Now a highly regarded author and writer living in Dallas.
Did not play in two of the pre-season games having been a 5th round pick of the Rams in 1975. Ended up getting a sack against the Bucs.