With the divisional playoffs looming, the Bucs are looking at more wide receiver reinforcements. On Wednesday, the team worked out veteran wide receiver Vyncint Smith. Smith is in his fourth season after being signed as an undrafted free agent by the Texans in 2018. The Bucs have already lost wide receivers Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown, while Cyril Grayson and Breshad Perriman are both working through injuries.

Smith played one year with the Texans, before spending the past three with the Jets. In his career, Smith has 23 catches for 329 yards and a touchdown. He’s also rushed three times for 52 yards and a score. A speedster out of Limestone college, Smith ran a 4.38 40-yard dash and jumped almost 40 inches at his pro day. He’s long too, standing 6-2, 197 pounds.

The Bucs have been battered at wide receiver most of the year, and the playoffs are no exception. It remains to be seen if Grayson will be back this week after a hamstring injury in Week 18. Meanwhile, Perriman will be expected to play after going the distance on Sunday, but he didn’t practice on Wednesday. If neither can play, the Bucs would be down four of their six most productive wide receivers against the Rams.

Tampa Bay hosts Los Angeles on Sunday at 3pm EST in the divisional playoffs.

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BigSombrero
BigSombrero
4 months ago

Nice measurables on this guy. Obviously though, it’s never good news to be trying out a player 3 days before a playoff game.

Spitfire
Spitfire
4 months ago

This is when people rise to the occasion. Olinemen, WRs, tough opponent or not this is the post season. The only thing you have ahead of you is glory or the couch. It’s time for the depth to find their grit and make it happen. All of these guys have blocked and caught tough passes. Show what kind of player you are, show how hard you can fight. They are gonna scheme for Evans and Gronk so make them pay for it and have to adjust and open Evans and Gronk up. Use Bernard and Bell and Fournette if he… Read more »

bucballer
bucballer
Reply to  Spitfire
4 months ago

This is where legends r made! Somebody step up and make a name for yourself like Playoff Lenny!

Eddie
Eddie
Reply to  bucballer
4 months ago

You beat me to it. Huge chances for someone deep in the depth chart.

Buc76
Buc76
4 months ago

Can he return punts and kicks? Darden is not helping us at all. I don’t get why they are hell bent on keeping him in that role.

inspecto
inspecto
Reply to  Buc76
4 months ago

he scares me every time I see him back there a fumble away.

danielob
danielob
4 months ago

I agree, 76, we need to look for a returner in the draft, probably a later round pick.

False Start
False Start
4 months ago

If we force Stafford into mistakes, hope are guys can catch them. Dean dropping the pick in the first Rams game was a game changer for the Bucs.

Eddie
Eddie
4 months ago

Got me excited for a while, I misread journeyman as “Edelman”.