The Buccaneers announced on Tuesday they have re-signed former Bengals receiver Jordan Shipley and released guard Derek Hardman for the second time in three weeks.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have re-signed WR Jordan Shipley to the active roster and released guard Derek Hardman.
Shipley was signed back in August and spent two weeks with the buccaneers prior to being released as the Buccaneers settled on their 53-man roster after the final preseason game.
The addition of Shipley most likely is an indication that Preston Parker, who suffered a non-specified foot injury on Sunday against the Giants, will miss at least Sunday’s game at Dallas.
Shipley spent the past two seasons with the Bengals, playing in 17 games with four starts. He has recorded 56 receptions for 614 yards and three touchdowns. He originally entered the league with Cincinnati as a third-round pick (84th overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Shipley was a highly productive player during his college days for the Texas Longhorns. During his four-year career in Austin, Shipley amassed 3,191 receiving yards on 248 receptions and scored 33 touchdowns.
In addition to his stellar work as a receiver, Shipley also produced as a return man, scoring four touchdowns as a punt and kick returner.
Shipley’s NFL career was derailed last season in a Week 2 contest with the Broncos in which the Temple, Texas native tore both his MCL and ACL ligaments, landing him on injured reserve.
Hardman signed with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 2010 and was cut back in August, but brought back shortly thereafter.
In other roster news Tampa Bay announced they added DE D.J. Bryant to the practice squad and released LB J.K. Schaffer.
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