Tampa, FL-- The Bucs have released center Jeff Faine with a year to go on his contract.
Faine was to due to earn $6 million this season, with $8 million counting against the salary cap. Faine is also 31 years old.
The Bucs extended the contract of Jeremy Zuttah, and like him playing center. With Zuttah moving to center and the team signing free agent left guard Carl Nicks, that left Faine as the odd man out.
Faine signed with the Bucs in 2008 as a free agent.