The Bucs had an open spot on the roster after waiving Jack Cichy on Wednesday morning and have filled that by signing defensive lineman Jeremiah Ledbetter from the practice squad.

Ledbetter has spent time with the Bucs over his first three seasons mainly on the practice squad. He began his career with the Detroit Lions as a sixth-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and also was on the Baltimore Ravens practice squad in 2019.

In 18 career games, he’s made 17 tackles and recorded a half sack. Ledbetter was elevated from the practice squad to the Bucs’ roster for Tampa Bay’s 38-10 win over the Packers in Week 6 where he had two tackles.

Ledbetter is joining a rotation on the defensive line that includes Ndamukong Suh, Will Gholston, Khalil Davis and Patrick O’Connor along with Rakeem Nunez-Roches and Steve McLendon at nose tackle.

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drdneast
7 months ago

It appears the Bucs want to keep their DL as fresh as possible with more rotation. Not a bad idea.

seat26
7 months ago

I like this, but why Cichy? I thought he was making progress?

liquidmuse3
Reply to  seat26
7 months ago

Guy can’t stay healthy.

EricNV
7 months ago

I thought Ledbetter had played well when given the opportunity so good move.

surferdudes
7 months ago

Matt, did I miss where Davis has been in the rotation? I don’t recall him even playing this year?