The Bucs continue to get players back from the COVID/Reserve list before the season kickoff next Thursday. They activated offensive lineman Nick Leverett on Friday, in time for the lineman to participate in practice.

To make room for Leverett on the 53-man roster, the Bucs also placed outside linebacker Cam Gill on injured reserve. Gill missed the majority of training camp practices, and was not available for any preseason games. Last season, Gill played 12 games for the Bucs, mostly on special teams.

Leverett was able to make the roster this year due to his versatility along the offensive line. He got reps at tackle and guard and center during training camp. Leverett’s reps at center during the Bucs’ second preseason game represented his first time snapping in an actual game.

Following the Leverett activation, Tampa Bay has just two players on the COVID list. DT Ndamukong Suh and OL Earl Watford should be activated by Monday, according to head coach Bruce Arians. The Bucs will have to make two corresponding moves to get them on the roster.

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8 months ago

If Hainsey ends up being any good Bucs could have best depth on the O line we have had in many years. His injuries kept him out almost all camp and games so who knows.

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8 months ago

versatility? Leverett was bad at Tackle and Center during preseason games… hopefully he has more potential at Guard.