The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday pardoned veteran 

wide receiver Cyril Grayson for an injury.

On top of his injury issues, Grayson got the boot to clear a spot for

veteran linebacker Genard Avery is on the Buccaneers' 80-man roster.

The team picked up Russell Gage and Julio Jones earlier this offseason,

pushing Grayson further down the WR depth chart.

After years as an NFL practice squad travelman,

Grayson finally caught on for a breakout year of production

this past season. If he approves the waiver,

28-year-old will return to the wideout Books injured reserve list.