The Bucs have chosen their four members of the practice squad they’ll protect this week. They are wide receiver Cyril Grayson, safety Troy Warner, kicker Jose Borregales and cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson.

Borregales has been a mainstay as a protected player since Week 2 of the season. Much like the Bucs did with kicker Greg Joseph last season, Borregales should be a consistent protection throughout the season. This week is Grayson’s second protection of the year. His first came last week ahead of the Bears game. Grayson was elevated to the gameday roster as injuries have hit the wide receiver room as well. He was active for the game and had 13 snaps on offense.

Troy Warner’s protection marks his fourth straight and fifth of the season. While corner Wreh-Wilson gets his first protection after joining the team just over a week ago.  The Bucs remain banged up at corner and it is likely Wreh-Wilson could be activated for Sunday’s matchup with the Saints.

Each week every team can protect up to four players from the practice squad. This keeps other teams from being able to sign away those protected players. Protection starts on Tuesday and runs until after each team’s game that week until the following Tuesday. Unprotected players can choose to sign with another team’s active roster at any time, while protected players may only do so once their protection is up each week.


Share On Socials

About the Author: J.C. Allen

J.C. Allen is one of’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.
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
8 months ago

Might have to change the nickname of the secondary to the “Back Street Boys” since so many were on the street a couple of weeks ago.

8 months ago

I think that kicker might have a future with the Bucs. I guess today we’ll get a better idea on who’s coming back for the Saints game. The Saints have a good secondary, I think we’ll need A.B. for this one, and i hope he’s ready to go.