The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made two roster moves Saturday, activating rookie fullback Rick Razzano and releasing rookie wide receiver Paris Warren.
Razzano, who was eligible to return to the Bucs on Monday after serving a four-game suspension for violation of the league’s substance abuse policy, was on the reserve list during his suspension. The Bucs made room for Razzano on their 53-man roster by releasing Warren, who was inactive for the team’s first five regular season contests.
Like Razzano, Warren entered the NFL in April as a seventh-round pick with the Bucs. Although he was released on Saturday, Warren could be a candidate to re-join the Bucs on their eight-man practice squad, but he must first clear waivers.
Uncertainty surrounds Tampa Bay’s offense, particularly its running game, as it prepares to face Miami’s No. 2 ranked defense on Sunday.
Although he practiced all week, Bucs rookie running back Carnell “Cadillac” Williams (foot) remains questionable on the team’s injury report.
Bucs RB Michael Pittman would normally start in place of Williams if the rookie rusher was unable to go vs. the Dolphins, but Pittman joined Williams on the injury report on Saturday after arriving at One Buccaneer Place with soreness in his shoulder. Pittman is questionable for Sunday’s contest at Raymond James Stadium.
Tampa Bay has two other ball carriers – Earnest Graham and fullback Mike Alstott – on its active roster.
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