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.
Bucs will release long-snapper Carson Tinker today and activate receiver Scotty Miller from injured reserve. Another offensive weapon returning for Bucs, who are getting key pieces back from long absences.
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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