Wilcox was a 2013 third-round pick out of Georgia Southern.
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Saturday, the Steelers sent wide receiver Sammie Coates to the Browns and cornerback Ross Cockrell to the Giants for draft picks.
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But her fourth-round encounter with Anastasija Sevastova would not be the headliner as another day dawned cool and damp at Flushing Meadows.
The Broncos parted ways with Ward, a member of their vaunted defense that helped them win Super Bowl 50, due to his poor performance in training camp and partly to his non-guaranteed $4.5 million salary in the final year of his deal.
Justin Simmons, whom the Broncos selected in the third round of the 2016 draft, has played in Ward's spot in the preseason and will be the starter into the regular season as well. Wilcox joined the Buccaneers as an unrestricted free agent in March after spending four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. Ward, whom the Bucs signed to a one-year deal worth up to $5 million after he was released by the Denver Broncos on Saturday, also has that strength, along with coverage skills and experience as a three-time Pro Bowler. Having made the initial 53-man roster, he and one other player could go on the injured-reserve and return midway through the season.