The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have finally waived Garrett Gilkey, a move fans have been clamoring for since 2014. The offensive lineman failed his pre-training camp physical. The Bucs also placed wide receiver Louis Murphy and guard J.R. Sweezy on the Physically Unable to Perform list, and undrafted safety Elijah Shumate on the non-football injury list. Players can be taken off either list at any time, so this won't have any lasting consequences. Murphy's presence on that list isn't surprising, as he's rehabbing a torn ACL. Sweezy's presence is a little more problematic as his injury was supposed to be a minor procedure, but had now kept him out for basically the entire offseason so far. That's not
To some degree, every player in the National Football League will be playing with something to prove in 2016. There are definitely some NFL athletes who have outsized chips on their shoulders, though. Think about Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo or Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.