Bucs Release WR Poole

July 12 - After being sidelined for 95 percent of the offseason with a pulled hamstring, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers waived wide receiver Keith Poole. His release came as no surprise due to his injured hamstring and the team's glut at the wide receiver position.

In a move anticipated by Pewter Report for months, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released wide receiver Keith Poole on Friday. Poole, who was signed in March, suffered a pulled hamstring in the first mini-camp and could not stay healthy during the offseason,

Poole's career has been plagued by hamstring injuries, and some reports suggest he may retire from pro football. Poole has played five years in the NFL, and has 96 career catches for 1,734 yards and 11 touchdowns. He has logged 26 starts for New Orleans (1997-2000) and Denver (2001).

Poole would have faced an uphill battle to make the Bucs roster with the offseason additions of Keenan McCardell, Joe Jurevicius and third-round draft pick Marquise Walker further crowding the receiver position.

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