The Bucs announced on Monday that they have signed WR Amara Darboh to their practice squad.

Darboh was a third-round draft pick out of Michigan to the Seahawks in 2017 and played in 16 games for Seattle where he totaled eight receptions for 71 yards before being waived prior to the 2018 season. Darboh was acquired off of waivers by New England but was released shortly after and eventually ended the season on the injured reserve.

Darboh spent the 2019 off-season and preseason with Seattle and the Bucs have released WR Emanuel Hall to make room for the new pass-catcher.

Information in this article was provided by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ communications department.

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  1. A nice deep threat WR and special teams player. Unfortunate to hear that E. Smith did not work out but the Bucs will keep turning over that PS to find players that fit long term for what this team needs.

    I was surprised the Seahawks gave up on Darboh quickly along with Jazz Ferguson. But the Seahawks surprisingly had a deep and competitive WR competition happen over training camp and pre season.

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    • Correction: Ferguson is on the Seahawks PS.

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  2. Darboh was a pretty good receiver at Michigan. What I remember of his play was that he was a good route runner and reasonably good hands. I don’t remember him as a speed receiver, but he did have a 2nd gear. Still has some upside as a possible 3rd wide receiver candidate.

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    • Yup. His 2nd gear is what makes him a threat downfield along with his blocking. Arians staff loves coaching up players like this. I hope he sticks around for all the season on the PS and absorbs some more NFL coaching.

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  3. To understand this move, we need to get the complete history of Darboh’s tenure in the NFL. They did not give up on him early. This is his timeline from Wiki.

    Darboh was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round, 106th overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft on May 23, 2017. He was initially waived by the Seahawks on September 1, 2018.

    On September 2, Darboh was claimed off waivers by the New England Patriots, but was waived two days later with a failed physical designation. He then had a second stint with the Seahawks. After being waived by the Patriots, Darboh reverted back to the Seahawks and was placed on injured reserve. He was waived again on August 27, 2019.

    On September 16, 2019, Darboh was signed to the practice squad of the Bucs. This is a bit of a head-scratcher to me because Emanuel Hall at 6-3 195 came highly rated from the Bears and the change was made with no injury designation. The Bucs know better than me and I’m not about to argue over practice squad changes. Go Bucs!

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  4. Well Darboh is listed at 6’2” 215 and had a 4.45 40. Never hurts to have another tall fast receiver. He may be an inch shorter than Hall but is a little heavier so hopefully it’s an upgrade.

    Still like to see any kind of Olineman being signed. Even if starters are hard to find off waivers you never know.

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  5. Something doesn’t work with E. Hall. No question he has the physical gifts, but with Bears and Bucs passed on him. Route running, playbook, something.

    Welcome to the Bucs Mr. Darboh, good luck.

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  6. I doubt we will see any signings off waivers for a starter at this point.

    Too bad Bucs didn’t have any cash now they could grabbed Tunsel from Miami at LT and slid Smith to RT. Lol. I’m half kidding. Sent Dotson to bench as backup.

    Perriman better step up or he will be riding the pine imo. I don’t think Arians will be as patient as Koetter.

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    • Fredster, I think you are right about Perriman. I was worried about his pickup in the first case since he has had trouble catching the ball with the teams he has been with. So far two catches, 10 yards, 5.0 yards a catch. That is not a deep threat at all. Of course Winston has to be accurate for that to work. Winston only has completed one pass over 40 yards, and a decent 6 passes over 20 yards – and Perriman has caught zero of them.

      Doubt they will do anything right now with him, but if it continues and after 8 games he is still ineffective, who knows what will happen.

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      • haven’t seen every play from both games but i did see the pass that went thru Perriman’s hands in the back of the end zone Thursday night.

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