The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have won two straight games, but that’s not stopping them from shaking up their roster.
The Bucs made several roster moves Wednesday, placing cornerback Brian Kelly on injured reserve and signing defensive end Jovan Haye to their 53-man active roster.
Kelly, who has now finished two of the past four seasons on injured reserve, missed four of Tampa Bay’s six games with a degenerative turf toe injury. He recorded 15 tackles and no interceptions in his two starts this season. Juran Bolden has been starting in place of Barber while Torrie Cox handles nickel cornerback duties.
The 6-foot-2, 295-pound Haye originally entered the NFL in 2005 as a sixth-round pick with the Carolina Panthers. He played in two games with the Panthers last season and spent part of the 2006 season on Cleveland’s practice squad.
In addition to those roster moves, the Bucs signed cornerback Dion Byrum and guard/center Jonathan Clinkscale to their practice squad.
In order to make room for Byrum and Clinkscale on their practice squad, the Bucs released wide receiver Chad Lucas. The eighth practice squad spot became available when the Houston Texans signed offensive lineman Scott Jackson to their active roster from Tampa Bay’s practice squad.
This is Byrum’s second stint with the Buccaneers. He spent five weeks on the team’s practice squad earlier this season before being released by the Bucs on Oct. 17. Clinkscale spent last two training camps with Tampa Bay and was released on Sept. 2.