The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Tuesday that they have signed kicker Connor Barth, promoted wide receiver Donteea Dye and defensive end Howard Jones from the practice squad to the active roster and placed defensive end T.J. Fatinikun on Injured Reserve.
Barth (5-11, 193) is in his eighth season out of North Carolina and has played in 71 regular season games, making 116-of-136 field goal attempts (85.3 pct.) and all 149 extra point attempts. He will wear No. 10 for the Buccaneers.
Bucs WR Donteea Dye – Photo by: Getty Images
Dye (6-0,195) signed with Tampa Bay as a college free agent out of Heidelberg this past offseason. He spent the preseason with the Buccaneers and has been on the team’s practice squad for the first four weeks of the season. Dye wears No. 17.
Jones (6-4, 238) originally entered the league with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2014, as a college free agent out of Shepherd. Jones spent the 2014 season on the Steelers’ practice squad and was with the team through the 2015 preseason, before being waived. He has been on the Buccaneers’ practice squad for the first four weeks of the season. Jones wears No. 95.
The team also announced that they have signed tackle Reid Fragel and defensive end Josh Shirley to the practice squad and released tackle Martin Wallace from the practice squad.
Shirley (6-1, 235), who played collegiately at UNLV, entered the league this past offseason as a college free agent with the Oakland Raiders, spending the offseason and preseason with the team, before being signed to their practice squad for the first two weeks of the season.
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You know you are a real fan when your team needs edge rushers and they sign a 6-1, 235lb DE to the PS and you say nothing!
Here’s an intro to our new DE Howard Jones. Love his guns (arms), but wish he had more bass in his voice. lol. Hamburger Helper???
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Your right macabee, not your typical DE size, even for us.
Seems like a really nice well spoken young man. Errrhummmm. Not exactly what most of us are looking for.
6-4 is really tall for a linebacker, and 238 is really light for a 6-4 LB. Guess he’s really a special teams guy, so size mismatches won’t matter.
Finally the boys down at Electronic Arts will have to figure out how fast Dye is in Madden 16. I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time! Should make some CBs pant in real life, too, and open up the outside running game when other teams are using man coverage. You’ve got to give guys like Dye some cushion unless you can jam them up on the line. We’ll finally get to see how he copes with that, too. Bad news for Humphries, though, who hasn’t found a role to play yet. Not even on returns.
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