Bucs claim RB Blount off waivers

Updated: September 6, 2010, 5:39 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have claimed rookie running back LeGarrette Blount off waivers and signed punter Chris Bryan.

Blount was released by the Tennessee Titans after signing with them as an undrafted free agent and rushing for 118 yards and two touchdowns during the preseason. His draft prospects plunged after the University of Oregon suspended him for eight games of his senior season for punching a Boise State player last September.

Bryan is a native of Australia who spent the preseason with the Green Bay Packers.

To make room on the roster Monday, the Bucs waived rookie punter Brent Bowden and receiver Reggie Brown. Receiver Dezmon Briscoe, tackle Will Barker and tackle Derek Hardman were signed to the practice squad.

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