Buccaneers Part Ways With Corvey Irvin, Derek Hardman

The Buccaneers released defensive tackle Corvey Irvin and waived offensive lineman Derek Hardman on Thursday.

Irvin (6-2, 295) appeared in 12 contests as a reserve for Tampa Bay in 2012, notching six tackles. Hardman (6-6, 300) played in three games for the Buccaneers.

Irvin previously played for Carolina (2010) and Jacksonville (2011). Both clubs, like the Buccaneers, employed 4-3 defenses. He was a third-round pick of the Panthers in 2009.

Hardman has appeared in 15 games in three NFL seasons, all with Tampa. He made four starts at right guard to conclude the 2010 season. He joined the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 2010.

In other roster moves, the Buccaneers waived defensive back James Rogers, who spent time on their practice squad last season. They also confirmed placekicker Nate Kaeding had decided to retire, the news of which had surfaced earlier Thursday.

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