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Fumble against Cowboys costs Jordan Shipley his job

The former Texas great lasted only one game in Tampa Bay after coughing up a punt in their 16-10 loss to Dallas on Sunday.

Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Jordan Shipley's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year continued on Tuesday, when he was released by the Bucs after fumbling away a punt in their 16-10 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday.

He started his NFL career off strong in 2010, catching 52 passes for 600 yards and 3 TD's with the Cincinnati Bengals.

However, the Bengals released him after he tore his ACL in 2011, and Shipley has spent the last year trying to find a new NFL home.

Tampa Bay brought him into training camp in 2012, but he was released before the start of the season. They gave him another chance before their game against Dallas, sliding him into a role as a punt returner.

That ended with his fumble in the second quarter, which set up a crucial Cowboys FG.

Shipley, at the age of 26, is no spring chicken. If he's not careful, he may end up being the Johnny Drama to his younger brother Jaxson's Vinnie Chase.

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