Like every team in the league, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had a tough decision to make to get down to a 53-man roster.
One of those decisions led to the team releasing a good friend of Tom Brady.
Per NFL reporter Dov Kleiman via Greg Auman, “Bucs cut QB and Tom Brady BFF, Ryan Griffin.”
Most fans remember Griffin helping Brady navigate his way through the Buccaneers’ Super Bowl parade after he got entirely too drunk on his boat.
Griffin originally signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Tulane. After two years, New Orleans waived Griffin and Tampa Bay claimed him in September 2015. He had spent each of the past six years in Tampa Bay.
Griffin didn’t appear in any games in 2021 or 2022 and has only appeared in two games in his entire Buccaneers career. In 2019, he played in two games, completing two passes for 18 yards.