The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Tuesday wide receiver Jeremy Butler has been promoted from the practice squad to the active roster.
Butler (6-2, 213) entered the league in 2014 as an undrafted free agent with the Baltimore Ravens. The Tennessee-Martin product spent the 2014 season on injured reserve. A native of Sarasota, Butler spent the first seven weeks of the 2015 season on the Ravens’ practice squad before being promoted to the active roster. He played in eight games, catching 31 passes for 363 yards (11.7 average).
Butler will join fellow active wideouts Mike Evans, Vincent Jackson, Adam Humphries, Russell Shepard and Cecil Shorts III. Shorts, however, is still nursing a hamstring injury suffered Week 2 in Arizona. He was signed to Tampa Bay’s practice squad on September 4 and will wear No. 17.
This is a good move. Butler should see playing time right away. Good timing because VJax is hurting this team. We need a solid receiver opposite Evans, and at this point Butler may be the best option we have (better than VJ)
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