In addition to adding defensive tackle Steve McLendon in a trade with the New York Jets this week, the Bucs have also activated receiver John Hurst from the injured reserve and have signed cornerback Mazzi Wilkins to their practice squad after being waived last month, per Greg Auman of The Athletic.

Hurst landed on the injured reserve with an ankle injury prior to the Bucs’ Week 1 game against the Saints and the addition of Wilkins comes after undrafted free agent Parnell Motley was acquired off of waivers by the San Francisco 49ers last week.

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drdneast
9 months ago

This team seems to be rich in wide receiver depth, especially with Tyler Johnson beginning to show some promise. Wish I could say the same about our CB depth. The slow footed Mazzi Wilkins has never inspired me with a lot of confidence.

Spenciebobencie
9 months ago

Quite honestly with the tempo the Bucs played with against a top team this in this league, whatever changes we make to try and fix our biggest problems is a good step.

we showed our gel as a defense last week another Florida player to the mix is always a good thing

Ir8Pir8
9 months ago

Biggest position we need to address is backup QB. If Brady goes down, we’re f**ked. After that, maybe a replacement for Donovan Smith. Dude is flashes of Kenyatta “10 yards, repeat first down” Walker.

drdneast
Reply to  Ir8Pir8
9 months ago

That type of provincial thinking is what mired us down with the greatness known as Reidel Anthony, Jacquez Green, Reidel Anthony and Kenyatta Walker, Not to mention a slew of Hurricanes like Horace Copeland. Ernest Graham was the only Gator i can remember who earned his keep on this team.
i don’t go to Buc games to see players from my university play in the pros. If Eric Trumps could play CB I would root for him on Sunday.
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76bucsfan46
Reply to  Ir8Pir8
9 months ago

Bring back Fitz

bucballer
9 months ago

No need to worry about these two players. They’ve already been let go and replaced by other players. So is life in the NFL

PatrioticChief
9 months ago

We’re nearing the trade deadline. I know the Bucs don’t have a lot of cap on paper but they clearly have the ability to make more if they need too. What are some (realistic) prospects that could be available? D.Smith isn’t being replaced this season no matter how much we might wish it were possible. Dalvin Tomlinson from the Giants is one guy that might be interesting if the Giants aren’t invested in resigning him. Anyone else have a target in mind?

drdneast
Reply to  PatrioticChief
9 months ago

I’m not a big Donovan Smith fan either but it’s not like there is LT tree out there you can go pick one off so lets be realistic
The Bucs may still have him next year depending on what is available in FA and in the draft.
This is pretty much the reason he is still here. There just wasn’t any player out there of comparable value so we resigned him whether you like it or not.

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FLBoy84
Reply to  drdneast
9 months ago

To be fair, the team never make the moves needed to put themselves in a position to possibly replace him up until this year. Very likely Wirfs is capable of transitioning to LT next year, in which case the team can re-sign Haeg and/or find another RT prospect in the low 1st-3rd rounds. DL and OL seem like the early round priorities at this point for the ’21 draft.

PissedOffBuc1988
Reply to  FLBoy84
9 months ago

In my opinion, Donovan Smith has always been a right tackle. Ive always wanted to see him on that side. He may be inconsistent, but at right tackle I think is where his skills set is best.

PatrioticChief
Reply to  PissedOffBuc1988
9 months ago

Wirfs is crushing at right tackle. I don’t think switching to right tackle will fix Smith forgetting how to play tackle on random snaps. Smith is going to be the left tackle this season. It is what it is. There are worse left tackles out there.