The Bucs have promoted second-year linebacker Josh Keyes from the practice squad to the active roster as the team prepares for its Week 1 showdown in Atlanta.
Tampa Bay made the official announcement Saturday afternoon. To make room for Keyes, the Bucs waived rookie tight end Alan Cross.
Taking Keyes’ spot on the 10-man practice squad is sixth-round draft pick Danny Vitale. Rookie linebacker Micah Awe was also released from the practice squad Saturday, meaning the Bucs still have a pair of open slots.
Keyes’ promotion now gives the Bucs six linebackers on their active roster, but rookie Devante Bond’s injury meant another player was desired for depth. Keyes appeared in seven games with the Bucs last season. He recorded seven total tackles, with two coming on special teams.
Cross was with the team as an undrafted rookie out of Memphis.
Yes, there are plenty of examples of success stories from the guys who got cut and bounced around, and finally stuck w/ a team, but that’s gotta suck the day before the season starts and you thought you made the 53.
This is pretty typical before the season. Lots of tweaks before we get started. If your a back up, you definitely don’t want to get too comfortable. That doesn’t mean he won’t be back either.
Good that you caught that grammatical error before the Ol’ Lady Ammons wannabees scolded you.
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