The Bucs were busy making moves to their practice squad roster as they have released rookie quarterback Nick Fitzgerald on Tuesday, according to a report from Greg Auman of The Athletic.

Fitzgerald signed on with the Bucs as an undrafted free agent out of Mississippi State after the 2019 NFL Draft. Because of his versatility, the Bucs had hoped to use Fitzgerald in a hybrid role on special teams and offensive packages similar to what the Saints have with Taysom Hill. But Fitzgerald suffered a hamstring injury before training camp and did not participate at all.

Despite missing all of training camp and each preseason game, Fitzgerald was still signed to the practice squad once he got healthy at the beginning of the regular season.

To replace Fitzgerald’s spot on the roster, the Bucs have signed former Princeton quarterback Chad Kanoff to the practice squad. Kanoff signed with the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent in 2018 and was on the Arizona Cardinals practice squad in 2019 before getting released in September.

Auman has also reported that the Bucs are making a change at running back to their practice squad. Tampa Bay has released Tony Brooks-James and signed Darius Jackson, who played his college football at Eastern Michigan.

Jackson was drafted in the sixth-round by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2016 NFL draft. He has had three separate stints with the Cowboys along with stops on the Browns, Packers and Colts. Jackson has played in eight career games, having six carries for 16 yards.

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  1. Jackson is a physical RB.

    Kanoff is a better passer than Fitzgerald. Interesting changes! We shall see if they stick for the long haul!

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  2. How about developing some freakin guards & tackles?!!!!

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  3. Nothing to see here. I’m wondering what the right side of the O line is going to look like Sunday morning. Jameis was sacked six times last week with the starters. This is a must win, wouldn’t be good going into the bye losing back to back division games.

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  4. Or CB’s lol

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  5. Guards, tackles, corners, another safety to help out Whitehead…? I’m not a coach or GM but I don’t get these pointless moves at all.

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  6. Not exactly the Jalen Ramsey deal this team needs to be competitive….

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    • Won’t happen. Licht doesn’t know how to make trades. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Landon Collins, Tyrann Mathieu, Richard Sherman, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Stephon Gilmore… all better DBs than the Bucs currently have that have been available for trade in his tenure in Tampa and he didn’t even blink.

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    • I just hope Arians’ no-BS attitude can strong-arm some sense into him. Everyone said I was crazy for saying give a 2nd round to Arizona to entice them to let Pat Peterson walk for a 2-year deal…but at this point, all the 2nd-round CBs we have can’t even hold Peterson’s jock.

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  7. On paper Peterson sounds great and they won’t draft a better CB in round two or even 1.

    That said i think (I’m not a coach or GM obviously) it comes down more to cap room, also if you lose that 1st or second you lose that offensive line pick or DE stud pick we also desperately need…

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  8. You could argue we need o line more than CB too at this point. As bad as Bucs played against Saints they lost by 1 score. If so line could have just given Jameis a little more time we could have connected a deep pass or two to Evans and possibly won.

    Again The ejection of Davis was stupid. It didn’t look intentional. It deserved a penalty by today rules yes. Ejection? Bullshit.

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  9. Headed to London this afternoon. Cheerio!

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  10. who cares about any of this. the question is who is going to stop Mccaffery?

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    • Uhhh in 5 weeks the Bucs D has shut down running backs:

      162 yds rushing
      139 yds receiving
      0 rushing TDs
      2 receiving TDs

      Total numbers from Breida, McCaffery, Saquon, Gurley, and Kamara. Have you watched any football??

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  11. The same players who stopped him week2

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