Bucs release Petitout, sign Runnels

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut ties with veteran LT Luke Petitgout late Saturday, releasing him and signing FB J.D. Runnels.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have signed FB J.D. Runnels and released T Luke Petitgout (designated - failed physical) from the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Petitgout signed with Tampa Bay as a free agent in March of 2007 and started four games before injuring his knee against Carolina and missing the rest of the season. He started training camp on the active PUP as he continued to rehab his knee.

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