With Tampa Bay long snapper Dave Moore sidelined for Sunday’s game in Atlanta with a rib injury, the Buccaneers made a roster move on the eve of their Week 2 contest against the Falcons.
The Bucs promoted long snapper Andrew Economos from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday. In order to make room for Economos, the Bucs released offensive lineman Scott Jackson.
The 6-foot-1, 250-pound Economos spent the 2005 season on Jacksonville’s practice squad. He entered the NFL last year as an undrafted free agent.
Jackson was promoted to Tampa Bay’s active roster last week after guards Dan Buenning and Davin Joseph were ruled out of the regular season opener vs. the Baltimore Ravens. The Bucs’ decision to release Jackson suggests Buenning (ankle) will start at left guard vs. the Falcons.
While he was promoted to the active roster, Economos isn’t guaranteed the opportunity to handle long-snapping duties for the Bucs on Sunday. Bucs head coach Jon Gruden suggested earlier in the week that tight end Doug Jolley and G Jeb Terry also were candidates to fill the void left by Moore.
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