About 24 hours from the start of Super Bowl LV against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Bucs have elevated two veterans from their practice squad to the active roster. Career backup quarterback Drew Stanton and reserve offensive lineman Ted Larsen will both be waiting in the wings if needed on Sunday night.
Stanton hasn’t played a snap since 2017, while Larsen saw action in relief of injured right guard Alex Cappa against Washington in the wild card round of the playoffs. Larsen allowed two sacks in the second half, and was quickly replaced by Aaron Stinnie over the next two weeks.
Stanton will serve as the team’s fourth quarterback behind Tom Brady, Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Griffin, while Larsen will be much more likely to see some action at right guard if Stinnie were to go down. With Cappa and A.Q. Shipley on injured reserve, either Joe Haeg or Larsen would be called upon to fill in if an injury took place at guard.
Jon Ledyard is PewterReport.com's newest Bucs beat writer and has experience covering the Pittsburgh Steelers as a beat writer and analyzing the NFL Draft for several draft websites, including The Draft Network. Follow Ledyard on Twitter at @LedyardNFLDraft
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