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December 13, 2011 @ 5:36 pm
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Roster Shufle Continues As Tampa Bay Adds DE Reed

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The Bucs added former Seahawk and Bears DE Nick Reed
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Tampa Bay added DE Nick Reed to the roster Tuesday as LB Jason Cutera and DL John McCargo were placed on injured reserve.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, roster shuffling continued on Tuesday when the team signed second-year pass-rushing end Nick Reed.  Reed played for the Seattle Seahawks in 2009 and was most recently with the Chicago Bears. Frank Okam was also promoted back to the active roster after being waived last month then signed to the practice squad.

Tampa Bay placed DL John McCargo and LB Jason Cutera on injured reserve on Monday. Both suffered injuries in Sunday’s game at Jacksonville.

The Buccaneers also filled out the practice squad by bringing in three newcomers: defensive tackle Lamar Divens, offensive tackle Mike Ingersoll and fullback Austin Sylvester. Those spaces became available after Tampa Bay promoted Okam and S Ahmad Black and waived RB Nic Grigsby.

According to the Buccaneers website, Reed (6-1, 248) first came to the NFL as a seventh-round pick of the Seahawks out of the University of Oregon in 2009.  He had an impressive opening training camp and made the 53-man roster, then was used as a situational pass-rusher and special teams player.  He played in all 16 games as a rookie and contributed 17 tackles, one sack and two passes defensed.  In an October 11 game against the Jaguars, Reed recorded his first NFL sack and also returned a fumble 79 yards for a touchdown.

Reed was released by the Seahawks with an injury settlement just prior to the 2010 campaign and signed just after the season with the Bears.  He made Chicago’s active roster out of training camp this year and appeared in seven games, recording six tackles and a pass defensed.  He played against the Buccaneers in the International Series game in London in Week Seven, contributing one tackle.  The Bears released Reed on November 14.

Reed finished his college career with a school-record 29.5 sacks, the fourth highest total in Pac-10 history.  He also racked up 53.5 tackles for loss, the most in Oregon’s school annals.  After amassing 13 sacks and 20 tackles for loss as a senior in 2008, Reed earned All-America honors and was one of six finalists for the Ted Hendricks Award, given each year to the nation’s top collegiate defensive end.

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    If we go to A 3-4 defense U might as well scrap all the dts we drafted it would be pointless this team needs better lbs and a change of pace running back thats quick and elusive
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    We made it! A top 5 pick! http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Andrew-Luck-Indianapolis-Colts-NFL-mock-draft-121211
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    I so want macabee to be right. CC dashed my hopes last year with his "too much info for McCoy" article. The keep it simple stupid advice for a flailing coach has hurt it this year. I would love to see the Bucs' rise to new defensive heights with a 4-3--3-4 hybrid D. Or just a 34; at least they'd have a better chance to stop the run.
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    Horse, PS additions: Lamar Divens, DT; Mike Ingersoll, OT; Austin Sylvester, FB. Details on Buccaneer.com
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    Well at least it is change. Does anybody know anything about the practice squad additions?
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    Hey, wait a minute! Something is quietly going on here that has just caught my attention. This is the second DE they have added to the roster that is smaller, but faster than the typical DE with reputations for being good tacklers with high motors. They have been given LB numbers - Reed (53), Teo Neshiem (50). Are these guys planning to use rush OLBs in more 3-4 sets? Very peculiar!
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    Another scrub added to an already scrubby team.. Go Giants!!
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