The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have signed quarterback Mike Kafka and wide receiver Tavarres King to the practice squad.
Kafka (6-3, 225) spent the past four weeks on Tampa Bay’s active roster before being waived on Monday. He played with the Buccaneers during the preseason and spent the first three weeks of the season on the team’s practice squad.
King (6-1, 210) originally entered the NFL as a fifth-round pick (161st overall) of the Denver Broncos in the 2013 NFL Draft. King spent the first six weeks of the season on the Broncos’ practice squad, before getting promoted to the active roster on October 15. He was waived on October 19 and was claimed by the Carolina Panthers, spending the remainder of the season on the Panthers’ active roster, where he was inactive for 10 games.
King – who played collegiately at Georgia – spent the 2014 offseason and preseason with Carolina and was signed to the team’s practice squad prior to the start of the regular season. After two weeks, the Jacksonville Jaguars signed him to their active roster, where he was inactive for five games before being waived on October 25.
Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, surfing and family time at the beach. In addition, Cook can be found in front of a television or in Doak Campbell any time the FSU Seminoles are playing. Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at email@example.com
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