The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made three transactions on Thursday afternoon, freeing up some roster space and salary cap room by trading defensive tackle Brian Price to the Chicago Bears and cutting wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe. They also signed linebacker Thomas Williams, a fifth round draft pick back in 2008. The trade was for a late-round pick, with the specific round not yet specified.
Chicago traded a late-round pick to the Buccaneers for DT Brian Price, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 26, 2012
Price was a second round pick in 2010 who is probably most famous for a personal foul that caused Raheem Morris to bench him for the remainder of a game last season. He has three sacks in his NFL career and should fight for a roster spot in Chicago, where the defensive tackle jobs are not set in stone.
Briscoe had 35 receptions for 387 yards and six touchdowns in 2011, but his 11.1 yards per catch average was far from stellar. With Vincent Jackson coming in, Briscoe was unlikely to play regularly for the Buccaneers.