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.