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The Bucs have announced they have placed outside linebacker Cam Gill on the short term injured reserve list.

His placement on the Bucs’ short-term IR list instead of the season-long list, means he’ll be able to return to the team in as little as three weeks. Gill has missed nearly all of training camp with a lower leg injury. He did return for two practices, but was back on the sideline for the remainder of camp thereafter. At one point he was seen wearing a boot on his left foot and he missed the entire 2021 preseason.

Gill, undrafted out of Wagner College, was initially on the team’s practice squad in 2020 before being called up to the 53-man roster in October. He finished the regular season with six tackles while playing 49 percent of the snaps on special teams. In the playoffs, Gill saw some snaps on defense and finished with two tackles a forced fumble. He notched his first career half sack in Super Bowl LV against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Gill was just starting to carve out a role on defense late last season and this injury was an unfortunate setback in his development. A key special teams contributor though, Gill will be a welcome addition back on a unit that struggled throughout the preseason.

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J.C. Allen is one of PewterReport.com’s newest beat writers. As a New England transplant, he has closely followed Tom Brady’s entire career and first fell in love with the game during the Patriots 1996 Super Bowl run. J.C. is in his second year covering the team after spending a year with Bucs Report as a writer, producer and show host. Some of his other interests include barbecuing, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. His favorite Buccaneer of all time is Simeon Rice and believes he deserves a spot in Canton. Follow J.C. Allen on Twitter @JCAllenNFL.
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