Lost his starting safety job in training camp 2010 and played the first 11 games on special teams before being released. Had expressed his displeasure at his benching but was a liability on defense for his propensity to miss tackles. Had started all but one game in 2009 missing out only when the Bucs opened in a run-heavy 5-3-3 formation. Had previously spent 2007 and 2008 in a safety rotation scheme behind Jermaine Phillips and Tanard Jackson. Replaced Phillips in five games as starter in 2008 when the latter was injured and recorded his first two NFL interceptions, one being an 84-yarder against Oakland that was the fourth longest such return in franchise history.