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  NFL | Five clear waivers    Fri Aug 22, 05:11 PM

Free-agent DT Anthony McCloud (Cardinals), WR Jabin Sambrano (Falcons), DT Marcus Forston (Patriots), TE D.J. Williams (Patriots) and DE James Ruffin (Buccaneers) all cleared waivers Friday, Aug. 22.

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  Buccaneers | R.J. Mattes signed    Thu Aug 21, 11:45 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free-agent OG R.J. Mattes (Patriots). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also released DE James Ruffin.

Footballguys view: The Bucs have issues at guard since Carl Nicks retired, though Mattes is likely a depth addition more than anything else. We want to keep an eye on the continuing improvement (or lack thereof) of the line so we know what to expect from critical fantasy pieces like Vincent Jackson and Doug Martin. Both are still high-value picks (both borderling first rounders at their position) but we've already got some concerns because of the quarterback and don't like the idea that the offensive line will add to those.

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  Buccaneers | Sign two, release two    Tue Aug 5, 04:37 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed undrafted free-agent DE Ryne Giddins (South Florida) and free-agent DE James Ruffin (Bengals) and placed LB Jeremy Grable (undisclosed) and S Mycal Swaim (undisclosed) on no-recall waivers with waived/injured designations.

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  Bengals | Cut 15 players    Sat Sep 3, 04:16 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals have announced they have waived QB Dan LeFevour, HB John Griffin, FB James Develin, WR Calvin Russell, TE John Nalbone, OLs Matthew O'Donnell and Chris Riley, DLs Cornell Banks, Jason Shirley and James Ruffin, CBs Rico Murray and David Pender and K Thomas Weber. The team also terminated the contracts of DE Victor Adeyanju and CB Jonathan Wade.

Footballguys view: LeFevour was a favorite of our own Cecil Lammey. He should get a chance on someone's practice squad because of his size and athleticism.

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  Bengals | Five players signed    Mon Jan 3, 10:20 AM

The Cincinnati Bengals have signed FB James Develin, OT Andrew Gardner, S Cary Harris, OG Otis Hudson and DL James Ruffin to their offseason roster, the team announced Monday, Jan. 3. All five players were on the team's practice squad.

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  Buccaneers | 18 players set free    Sat Sep 4, 05:59 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released CB Brandon Anderson, S Vince Anderson, RB Carlos Brown, G Marc Dile, T Xavier Fulton, DE George Johnson, TE Jeron Mastrud, LB Rico McCoy, DT Dre Moore, DT Carlton Powell, TE Ryan Purvis, C Donovan Raiola, CB Derrick Roberson, DE James Ruffin, FB Rendrick Taylor, CB Trae Williams, and QB Jevan Snead have been released, reports Buccaneers.com. C Jonathan Compas (undisclosed) was waived/injured.

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