The injury bug got to the Bucs during last Sunday’s game in Seattle, forcing them to make some roster moves on Tuesday. The Bucs signed veteran outside linebacker Sam Acho to the 53-man roster, as reported by Sam’s brother Emmanuel Acho, who works for ESPN.

Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times then reported that the Bucs have placed tight end Antony Auclair on injured reserve with a turf toe injury that he suffered against the Seahawks.

Acho’s signing comes after the Bucs lost outside linebackers Carl Nassib to a groin injury and Anthony Nelson to a hamstring injury in Sunday’s game. Their status for this Sunday against the Cardinals is unknown.

Acho was drafted by the Cardinals in 2011 and played under Bruce Arians for twos season during the 2013 and 2014 seasons before spending time with the Bears and Bills. He has 229 career tackles with 17 sacks, 10 forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and three interceptions. Acho could play an important backup role to give Jason Pierre-Paul and Shaq Barrett a breather if Nassib and Nelson are not healthy enough to play.

Auclair had an expanded role over the past two weeks with O.J. Howard missing two games due to a hamstring injury and Cam Brate playing sparingly with a rib injury. Auclair is considered the Bucs best blocking tight end and was used often in the run game along with his special teams role.

Bruce Arians said on Monday that Howard would return this week. This would put Brate back as the number two tight end if healthy, with Tanner Hudson moving up to third string and Jordan Leggett as fourth string on the main roster.

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  1. Let’s see Lovie Smith-Chris Conte.
    Dirk Koetter-Brent Grimes
    Bruce Arians – Sam Acho
    Shhhh (whispering) do you hear it? Its a broken a record at one but place, it keeps playing that same song over and over again.

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    • Is this Suck-Ass-Bob’s new nom de guerre?

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  2. I can here the excuses for next year already starting.

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  3. Fleet wood Mac has song
    Go insane
    First words
    There are 2 kinds of people in this world
    Winners and Losers

    In the first half season of 2019
    Jimmy G 8 wins
    Tom Brady 8 Wins

    In all of 2017 plus all of 2018 and first half of 2019
    James Winston 8 wins
    Two kinds of people
    Winners and losers
    Do not be sad Bucs fan they want resign Jameis
    Because they like losing at 1 Buc Place.

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    • Truth is I like fans Buc Ass Bob. Reminds me of the 80’s fans. Yep I could sit anywhere in the old sombrero. All 22,000 of us would watch Pro Football. Then Monday we would listen to guys like Bob. Lol . Anyways injurys happen and Bucs have been struggling with these young players. Bob do you have a crush on Winston cause almost every post you make is about him.

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      • No, Pete, I would like for the end the losing.

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        • Let me know how whining and crying has worked out for you?

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          • Arians stopped wearing the dumb ass Frenchie hat!

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      • @buc-ass-bob Jameis isn’t perfect but he is far from the main reason why this team is in the state it’s in. You’d be a turnover machine too if you had to air it out every game to keep up with our secondary making every backup QB in the NFL look like Joe Montana especially while playing behind our mediocre offensive line.

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  4. Ok, let’s look at this from a business perspective. Win or lose the Glasers bring in many millions of dollars profit for themselves. Mythology is they care if they win and feel really bad if they lose. Baloney! All they want is money. They are business people, not football people. They prefer soccer to football. It simply is not worth the emotional energy to get all bent. They will drain this franchise dry for all its worth. Again, win or lose, it is what it is. I’m an observer of the Bucs now, not a rabid fan. I don’t have the emotional energy to deal with it. The next year will be like this year, the following year like the previous year and on it goes. There is no reason for them to produce a winner. They are making millions.

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    • Lol that sounds more like the Culverhouse method. This team will turn a page just wait I know it sounds like a homer but BA brings more to the table then we’ve seen since Dungy. Ok loved Gruden and he did get the Bucs over the top. BA did make us drink the koolaid but deep down we all knew we needed time for the Bucs to find their identity. I remember Sapp only had 3 sacks his rookie year. Vea only has like 14 starts, he will be the start of the Bucs great Defense for years to come. Cheers go Bucs

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  5. Someone help me try to comprehend the connection between Auclair’s turf-toe and the Glazers needing to apologize for making money just like the other 31 owners. Hey Siri , Alexis, Mr. Wizzard or riddle me this Batman.

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  6. BAB=idiot, loser, cry baby, troll.

    Your like a broken record that just keeps spewing the same idiotic shit. Glazers suck, JPP sucks, Vea sucks, Winston sucks, Bowles Sucks…..and on and in and on.

    Learn how to punctuate and spell and get some new material you ass clown.

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  7. I’ve fallen into the Crazyhorse camp. I can’t call myself a fan of this team anymore, not the way it’s been run the last decade. Sure I watch every game, and love the banter on forums like PR with other Buc fans, but I just don’t care anymore. I watch the games now more as an observer, I expect them to lose, because every year they do more of that then win. I just don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel. Can’t even get excited for the draft anymore. How can you when names I never heard of like Bunting are picked as a high second round picks. I keep seeing losing being rewarded with contract extensions, I keep hearing they need time to develop, every excuse in the book, just not buying it anymore. It used to be hard falling asleep after a loss, now I sleep like a baby. I laugh at the blooper reals during the game, instead of crying. Apathy is the right word. Ownership sucks, Licht is a bad GM, Jameis is a polarizing QB, it’s just not fun anymore.

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    • As I get older I’m getting that same attitude about a lot of things. Then again, I’m much more excited and thankful for another day.

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  8. All you haters thought Cappa and Jones were total busts last year and yelled for them to be cut. You would probably have called for Sapp to be cut after he only produced three sacks his first year too. Bunting with experience will be a starting CB in time and show a complete turnaround just like Cappa and Jones have done. Next year we need to trade Stewart and Hargreaves for what we can get. They have experience now and just are not good enough to start. As for our owners not caring about winning and just count their cash, who do you think paid for the most coaches in the NFL to produce a winning team?

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  9. How can anyone not like the Acho signing? Could be another Shaq type low risk high reward signing. Maybe he sticks, maybe he sucks but at least we are trying to add pieces to the roster and not mailing it in.

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    • Most would agree with that but it’s the losing of games that has people riled. Bucs should beat Az .3-6 sounds better than 2-7

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      • “Bucs should beat Az” From your keyboard to God’s big screen.

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  10. Acho…bless you!

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