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Over-30 club dwindling fast in Tampa

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

TAMPA, Fla. -- There are a couple of rosters sitting around in the media room here at One Buccaneer Place that were printed right before last season's finale against Oakland.

I just walked over and grabbed one and started scratching off the names of the guys who got released Wednesday. Then, I did a little bit more of the obvious and scratched off Jeff Garcia, who we already knew wasn't coming back and a little more doodling.

Long story short: The Bucs had 11 players who were 30 or older on the roster on the last day of last season. That number now stands at five and two of those are the punter and kicker.

Josh Bidwell is 32 and Matt Bryant is 33. The only other guys 30 or over on the roster at the moment are cornerback Ronde Barber (33), quarterback Brian Griese (33) and defensive tackle Chris Hovan (30). Maybe you can throw in defensive end Kevin Carter (35), who is scheduled to become a free agent Friday morning, or maybe the Bucs just let him walk, too.

One other numbers note: If you take the collective NFL experience of Derrick Brooks, Joey Galloway, Warrick Dunn, Ike Hilliard and Cato June, you're talking 58 seasons.