The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Tuesday that they placed offensive lineman Evan Smith and running back Shaun Wilson on injured reserve. To fill their roster spots, the team re-signed linebacker Kevin Minter and promoted practice squad running back Dare Ogunbowale to the active roster.

Minter played in one game for Tampa Bay earlier in the season and was originally a second-round draft pick of the Arizona Cardinals in 2013. With linebacker Lavonte David dealing with an MCL sprain, Minter could possibly find his way into the LB rotation on Sunday against the Giants.

After spending time on the Bucs practice squad in 2017 and getting more reps in August during in the preseason, Ogunbowale finally makes his way to Tampa Bay’s active roster to replace Wilson. The second-year pro out of Wisconsin may see some action as the team’s third running back as long as Ronald Jones remains out with a hamstring injury.

To replace Ogunbowale on the practice squad, the team signed running back Ralph Webb. Webb entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the New England Patriots and spent the first five weeks of the season on their practice squad. The Gainesville native played at Vanderbilt and finished his college career as the school’s all-time rushing leader with 4,178 yards.

 

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  1. The News is just getting worse and worse.

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  2. That’s what I am talking about.

    THIS TEAM IS GOING TO THE SUPERBOWL WOOOOOO!

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  3. No Beckwith yet? Dang!

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  4. Really? GM/HC can’t make a deal and get a quality running back off someone else’s depth chart…hint, hint, Vikings are loaded!!! Give them a 6th round pick or something…geeez….I can’t believe they don’t see what needs to be done to get this team back on track!!! Of course a few other changes but this team could still shock the world with a few changes.

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  5. The Panthers just released CJ Anderson who was a 1000 yard rusher last year with Denver.

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  6. I’m for going after Bell once he’s a free agent if I’m Bucs!.

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  7. Sprained MCL for David….Kwon out for the season…..Beckwith still not back…the entire 2018 draft not showing up for this season…..Yeah it’s a swan song for everybody in this organization. The ownership has to be planning right now for the future. Maybe sign Tony Dungy has President of Operations and give him the keys to hire the coaching staff and GM and front office. Similar to how Bill Parcells was doing later in life. There is that issue of how the owners screwed Dungy over when moving on to Gruden!?!?

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  8. Whew, good morning. i just got done touring Koetter’s Tampa home. It’s a nice home. It’s for sale, w/ a really reasonable $$ for anybody in the market.

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  9. Im excited to see Ogunbuwale get some touches. He looked good in the preseason.

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  10. mjmoody might be hitting a little low?

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