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Bucs cut former second-rounder Johnthan Banks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Atlanta Falcons

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 01: Johnthan Banks #27 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers attempts to strip the ball from Devonta Freeman #24 of the Atlanta Falcons during the first half at the Georgia Dome on November 1, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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It appears the Buccaneers made room for their newest running back by getting rid of a cornerback.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Buccaneers have waived cornerback Johnthan Banks. The team needed a roster spot to sign running back Mike James, to cover their injury issues at the position.

Banks sent out social media word of his departure earlier in the day, so the news doesn’t come as much of a surprise.

Only his draft status makes it one. The 2013 second-rounder only played four games this year, and has never realized the potential they saw in him. He was a starter, but never settled into a role under Dirk Koetter.