The Bucs continued to add to their depth at wide receiver on Monday as Tampa Bay has taken a hit at the position with recent injuries to Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Scotty Miller, all from hamstring injuries. After signing Spencer Schnell to the practice squad, the Bucs have signed wide receiver Cyril Grayson Jr. to the 53-man roster, according to Grayson Jr’s agent, Michael Katz.

With the Bucs playing on a shorter week on Saturday, Tampa Bay needed to act quickly to add to their roster and get players acclimated to the playbook. Both Grayson Jr. and Schnell worked out with for the Bucs last week before signing on Monday.

Grayson Jr. played for the New Orleans Saints in the preseason and was on the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad, where the Bucs signed him off of. Grayson Jr. did not play college football, but was a four-time NCAA Champion and seven-time All-American as a track star at LSU. Known for his speed, Grayson Jr. ran a 4.33 during his 40-yard dash during his pro day in 2017.

 

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  1. Any receiver getting singned after Winston just threw 900 yards in 2 games has to be thinking this is a dream job. Makes me think of guys like AB sitting home. I hope CG jr has a good day

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  2. If he can catch he might be the new punt returner or kick returner. Do we ever need one!

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    • Just do short screen passes and have him run for 10-20-30 yards.

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    • More important than catching is can he block. That is what the bucs will miss more is Godwin’s blocking. Winston will just throw to TEs all day and occasionally long to Perriman.

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  3. What do we have to lose and what does he have a chance to gain? Can’t teach speed! Let’s hope he can run under a couple of rainbow darts thrown by Jameis! A Sat. Game… let’s do this! R u all going? I’ll meet u there!

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    • Never missed a game in 44 years. W-110-U-4 & 5

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  4. Will Jameis keep wearing the glove on his throwing hand even after it heals? He had a really good day throwing it, and already started wearing a glove on his left hand to help with ball security, why not two gloves all the time? Gloves have come a long way. Receivers are making more one handed catches then the days of stickum. It’s been noted Jameis doesn’t have huge hands, maybe wearing a throwing glove will give him more control of the ball. I didn’t see as many overthrows Sunday, he was very accurate on the long ball. Be interesting to see if the glove stays.

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  5. Does anyone else find it very concerning that we have lost 3 WR’s in 2 weeks to hamstring injuries?? I also believe one of our DBs went down with hamstring injury Sunday also. Someone needs to get with Medical staff to find out the reason. I have never seen so many guys go down with the same injury in a 2 week span

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    • Wasn’t all the injuries on artificial turf?

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      • Nah mike got hurt at home on natural grass

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    • Long season and the Bucs have had very few injuries compared to other teams. Look at Detroit, 3rd string QB & RB, 2 O-line out, best D player hurt…..

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    • Oddly enough, hamstring injuries are usually a sign of someone being out of shape. Which is why you usually see these in training camp and at the beginning of the season. With all of these happening within a short amount of time it makes you begin to wonder how hard they’ve been going at it in practice, or lack there of. Maybe BA has been a bit easy on them as the season has progressed? Which isn’t uncommon for any team as the season goes on. Bodies breakdown and guys need to rest up for games. Depending on how you look at it, it kind of puts a coach between a rock and a hard place.

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      • It is also a sign of overtraining. That is more likely as Arians admitted they were doing a lot more reps with Winston this season to get him out of the bad habit of turnovers. He also said if he did it again he would have had done it differently.

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        • Your right, and I was meaning that with my comment and had meant to say that. I over edited, forgot to type it back in and left it out. At this late in the season, I would imagine that’s what ‘s going on.

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  6. Interesting signing – another speed guy. The one position where Licht is pretty good is WR.

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  7. Licht is more knowledgeable than just WRs. He had the smarts to trade down and get us Bunting and Dean when the posters here thought he was nuts. He also got us Adams and Edwards this year and Whitehead last year; so he knows defensive backfield better than any poster here too. He was criticized for taking Vea which shows he knows DL better than the posters and he got us two double digit sackers in PFF and Barret and also White this year so he has built us a great Defense. He brought us also Jensen, Cappa, Marpet, and D. Smith (who should have been started at OG but we had clueless Warhop who couldn’t develop anyone) and years ago he made a deal with the Patriots and brought us a veteran Guard who was the best we ever had—so he got us good OL too who just this year with BA have finally been developed properly. He brought us Jones who has been developed into a good RB who can catch passes, and Dare who can block, run, and catch passes as a third down back. Licht is a key to our present success!

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    • Got to admit I was wrong about Licht.
      This last month had taught me I need to have more patience. I guess Licht needed just one additional month for us fans.
      Go Bucs!

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  8. We have the second youngest roster in the NFL so when BA has raised us to an elite level we will be competitive for years to come. And Licht will keep bringing us in gems in the rough for BA to develop into great depth. We are blessed!

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    • Cherry-pick much?? 😉

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      • That is a lot of damn cherries.

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      • Why do you have to start??

        Go Bucs !!!

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  9. I just watched some tape on this guy from when he played for the Seahawks. Looks like he’d be mainly used as a returner, but with 4.33 speed, he might be another good guy for screens. Hell, Jameis has been throwing the deep ball better lately, maybe some go routes might be in order.

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