On Saturday, the Bucs elevated wide receiver John Brown and quarterback Ryan Griffin from the practice squad. Both veterans will be available on Sunday against the Rams. Brown was signed by the team just over a week ago, but injuries have forced him onto the active roster. Meanwhile, Griffin will move up for gameday.
Brown’s elevation to the roster comes after Breshad Perriman was ruled out on Friday. Perriman’s absence means the Bucs will be without three of their six most productive receivers on the season. Another top six receiver, Cyril Grayson, is questionable with a hamstring injury. Meanwhile, Brown hasn’t seen on-field action since Week 12 with the Jaguars. He hasn’t caught a pass since the 2020 season.
Griffin is being rewarded as a valuable practice squad member of the Bucs. He’s also the longest-tenured quarterback in Bucs’ history, now in his seventh season with Tampa Bay. Griffin has only thrown four passes in his career.
The Bucs did not elevate any offensive linemen from the practice squad on Saturday. That’s a good sign they expect center Ryan Jensen to play against the Rams. There’s a chance for Tristan Wirfs to play as well, after the All-Pro practiced on Friday.