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The Bucs have announced they have used all four practice squad protection spots for the second week in a row. This week they have chosen to protect cornerback Herb Miller, tight end Deon Yelder, tackle Brandon Walton and kicker Jose Borregales.

It is the second week in a row the Bucs have protected Walton and Yelder. Last week the team also protected Jaydon Mickens and Andrew Adams, both players are now signed to the teams active roster. Borregales will most likely be a weekly protection as kicker Greg Joseph was for the team during the 2020 season. While Miller’s protection likely comes in the wake of corner Sean Murphy-Bunting’s injury prognosis.

Miller is the most likely candidate to be called up to the active roster this week. Murphy-Bunting’s injury opens up an extra corner spot and his knowledge of the system will give him the leg up over Pierre Desir. Although if Desir can get the defense down before Sunday his veteran experience may give him the nod over Miller. Desir most likely makes his Bucs’ debut next week against the Rams.

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.

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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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