Buckley was one of the last veterans to join the team before training camp, agreeing to a one-year contract on July 8 to compete for a spot in the Bucs' nickel and dime packages. An 11th-year veteran, he had played previously for Green Bay, Miami, Denver and New England, winning a Super Bowl championship ring with the Patriots last season. During the preseason, Buckley played in all four Tampa Bay games and contributed five tackles, one interception and one pass defensed. His waiver is apparently an indication that the team is sold on rookie CB Tim Wansley and former XFL and NFLEL standout Corey Ivy.
"It was a tough decision," said Gruden again. "Terrell is a good player. Tim Wansley stepped up to the plate and made some big plays, physical plays and he can play on special teams. Corey Ivy's overall versatility in this defense as a nickel guy that can play in the slot, he understands our blitz package, understands the run entry from a nickel corners alignment and can play on (special) teams, which in the end swayed us to go in that direction."