The Buccaneers no longer have the option to sign a player first after he is released. The waiver wire priority rights have changed today and according to Field Yates the Detroit Lions have the No. 1 waiver priority right now, while the Patriots have No. 32.
The waiver priority will be determined by 2015 records for the remainder of the season. It will be interesting to see if any players will be released. I would not expect too many big name players to be cut in the middle of the season, but the Bears are cleaning house, just saying….