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It didn’t happen in time for the Bucs Week 11 win over the Giants, but it’s happening now. According to The Athletic’s Greg Auman, the Bucs are finally activating wide receiver Scotty Miller from injured reserve. The speedy pass catcher has been out since Week 3 with a foot injury. To clear a roster spot, the Bucs will release long snapper Carson Tinker.

Miller’s activation comes just in time, as the receiver was in the last day of his 21-day window to return to the roster. The third-year receiver should be active and on the field for the Bucs Week 12 game against the Colts. Miller was highly impactful last season, catching 33 passes for 501 yards and three touchdowns. In the postseason, Miller made two of the biggest plays in Bucs history in wins over the Saints and Packers.

But this season, Miller’s production in three games has been scant. The diminutive wideout has two catches for 11 yards on three targets in 2021. The good news is that Miller should have ample opportunity to bounce back. Antonio Brown’s status for Week 12 is unknown, and Tyler Johnson has struggled a bit in recent weeks.

In the absence of Brown and Miller, Breshad Perriman and Jaelon Darden have been asked to step up too. That has gone poorly, as Darden dropped an easy catch last week, which turned into an interception. Against the Giants, Perriman dropped a touchdown on a dime from Tom Brady before the half. Deep touchdowns before the half are Scotty Miller’s thing! A shame he wasn’t activated for Monday night.

The Bucs return to action on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

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About the Author: Jon Ledyard

Jon Ledyard is PewterReport.com's newest Bucs beat writer and has experience covering the Pittsburgh Steelers as a beat writer and analyzing the NFL Draft for several draft websites, including The Draft Network. Follow Ledyard on Twitter at @LedyardNFLDraft
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cgmaster27
cgmaster27(@cgmaster27)
14 days ago

Good to see we are getting guys back for the stretch run. Scotty is good for one or two a game to take the top off of a defense. If we get AB back and Carlton in the next week or two, we will be in great shape. And it looks like Vita won’t be out long. It sucks losing Marpet, but Stinnie is a great fill along those two guard spots. Another great snag by Licht. Let’s just hope for the luck to keep these guys healthy when they get back, because at full strength, not one in the… Read more »

Emilio
Emilio(@emilio)
14 days ago

Meh, whatever. We need AB – he’s the best wideout by a good margin.

bucballer
bucballer(@bucballer)
Reply to  Emilio
14 days ago

I don’t think so Emilio. That honor goes to Mike Evans! AB is the best Third WR in the game for sure! He is a much needed weapon for his experience and quickness. Oh yeah, it helps that he could be wearing a gold jacket one day!

compewterpirate
compewterpirate(@compewterpirate)
Reply to  Emilio
13 days ago

I think it would be fairer to say that our highly talented and productive receiving corps complement each other. Mike, Chris and AB have different skill sets, but AB’s skill set is arguably more unique and harder to replace than either Mike’s or Chris’s. As the closest WR to emulating AB’s skill set is Scotty Miller, who of course has been out injured himself, AB’s absence has been magnified. He’s been a big miss, but hopefully to finally return this week.

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