Thanks to the two-week break the Buccaneer have had, Christy has fully recovered from his knee injury, which means Hires became expendable. Hires was released on Wednesday and rookie G Shane Grice filled his roster spot.
Grice, who was released by the Buccaneers on August 27, spent three weeks in Chicago playing for the Bears on their practice squad. The Buccaneers signed Grice to a two-year contract. "Shane's a guy that was doing well and we liked in camp" said head coach Tony Dungy. "It was just the injury situation with Jeff that forced our hand. Fortunately, now we've got some time off and we're rested and pretty healthy, so now we can go back to the plan."
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