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Buccaneers cut WR Michael Clayton , 19 others to trim roster to 53-man limit

Receiver Michael Clayton was among the cuts announced Saturday when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers set their 53-man roster.Clayton was a first-round draft pick in 2004, when had 80 receptions for 1,193 yards and seven touchdowns — all records for a first-year player in Tampa Bay. Even though his production declined sharply after that, Clayton signed a five-year contract worth about $26 million before last season.The seventh-year pro played sparingly in the preseason after having a career-low 16 catches for 230 yards and one TD in 2009.The Bucs also released cornerbacks Brandon Anderson, Derrick Robinson and Trae Williams, quarterback Jevan Snead , running back Carlos Brown , fullback Rendrick Taylor, offensive lineman Marc Dile, tackle Xavier Fulton, safety Vince Anderson, tight ends Jeron Mastrud and Ryan Purvis, defensive ends James Ruffin and George Johnson , linebackers Rico McCoy and Lee Robinson, center Donovan Raiola , and defensive tackles Dre Moore and Carlton Powell.Center Jonathan...

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