The Buccaneers waived McNichols on Saturday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Late in the preseason, head coach Dirk Koetter hinted that McNichols wasn't a lock for the 53-man roster to start the season, primarily due to "too many mistakes on offense," per Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times. Due to the investment made in him as a fifth-round pick this year, the Buccaneers may be attempting to sneak McNichols onto the practice squad, especially after an exhibition season in which he averaged just 3.3 YPC and failed to gather in either of his targets. If he remains in Tampa Bay, he'll be a candidate for activation from the practice squad during Doug Martin's three-game suspension to begin the season, assuming injuries take a toll.

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