Looks like the Tampa-2 will not be in Tampa Bay anymore. Longtime Bucs defensive mainstay Derrick Brooks was cut today. Joining him on the chopping block were Cato June, Warrick Dunn, Ike Hilliard, and Joey Galloway. Tampa Bay is now, officially, in total and complete rebuilding mode.
How does this affect the Colts? Well, Cato June used to play for the Colts, and Derrick Brooks is the prototypical Tampa-2 weakside LBer. I doubt Indy will pursue these newly made free agents, but you never know.
For Bucs fans, cutting Brooks is the same as Indy releasing Marvin Harrison. The Bucs were built around Brooks and that once great Bucs defense. From Buc'Em writer Craig T:
Folks, as you know, these are not dead wood backups they're cutting... they're guys who were either starters last year or were projected starters in the fall. The Bucs could bring any of the above back later this offseason, but cutting Brooks is like a kick to the groin for me. It appears the youth movement is on.