The Bucs have introduced again a pair of acquainted faces because the workforce seems to bolster some depth at extensive receiver, cornerback and on particular groups. On Monday the workforce introduced that it positioned exterior linebacker Shaquil Barrett on injured reserve and signed extensive receiver Tyler Johnson and cornerback Ryan Smith to the workforce’s apply squad.
Barrett is finished for the season after notching 31 tackles, six tackles for loss, three sacks and a compelled fumble in eight video games earlier than struggling an Achilles damage on Thursday Evening Soccer within the Bucs’ 27-22 loss to the Ravens. The Bucs plan to start out Anthony Nelson reverse Joe Tryon-Shoyinka to exchange Barrett.
Bucs Carry Again Two Veterans
Johnson (6-1, 206) returns to the Bucs after spending the primary seven weeks of the 2022 season with the Houston Texans, showing in two video games. He initially entered the league as a fifth-round choose (No. 161 general) by the Buccaneers within the 2020 NFL Draft.
In two seasons with Tampa Bay, Johnson amassed 48 receptions for 529 yards and two touchdowns. Moreover, Johnson appeared in six playoff video games with the Buccaneers, together with one begin, recording seven receptions for 76 yards. The Minneapolis native performed collegiately at Minnesota.
Smith (5-11, 189) spent his first 5 NFL seasons with the Bucs (2016-20) previous to signing with the Los Angeles Chargers throughout the 2021 offseason. Smith additionally hung out this season on the Indianapolis Colts’ apply squad from September 27 to October 25.
The veteran defensive again has performed in 77 profession video games, together with 17 begins, tallying 100 profession tackles, 12 passes defensed, 4 compelled fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one interception. He has additionally performed a big function on particular groups, notching 22 tackles over his profession. The Higher Marlboro, Maryland, native performed collegiately at North Carolina Central.
– Data from the Bucs communications division was used on this report