The Buccaneers will be getting a couple players back in the near future, as defensive tackle Akeem Spence (back) and right tackle Demar Dotson (knee) have both began their 21 day practice period.
Spence, who injured his back lifting wights in early August and was subsequently suspended for an additional week after violating the league’s drug policy, is eligible to be activated this week, while Dotson will be activated beginning November 2.
Spence will add to an already deep interior tackle position, joining Gerald McCoy, Henry Melton, Clinton McDonald and Tony McDaniel. As for Dotson, the longest-tenured Buccaneer will join the improving tackle duo of Gosder Cherilus and Dovovan Smith upon his return.
In addition to returning Spence and Dotson, Tampa Bay also signed three players to their practice squad, including cornerbacks Keon Lyn and Dax Swanson and offensive tackle Martin Wallace. To make room the Bucs released defensive tackle Derrick Lott.
Lyn, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound corner out of Syracuse, originally signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2014 before spending the pre season on the Jets squad. Lyn will wear No. 29 in Tampa Bay.
Swanson (5-11, 190) comes to Tampa Bay after spending two seasons with the Patriots (2014-2015). A Sam Houston State graduate, Swanson also originally entered the league with the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2013, but never saw game action. Before New England, he spent brief time on the 49ers practice squad in 2014. Swanson will wear No. 35 for the Bucs.
Wallace, a 6-foot-6, 330-pound guard, rejoins the Buccaneers after spending time this season on the practice squad. He’ll wear No. 73.
Zach is entering his 3rd year covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a writer for PewterReport.com. Since 2014, he’s handled a large part of the beat reporting responsibilities at PR, attending all media gatherings and publishing and promoting content daily. Zach is a native of Sarasota, FL, and a graduate of the University of Tampa. He has also covered high school football for the Tampa Tribune and the NFL for Pro Player Insiders.
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These moves are going to drive my learned pen pal macabee nuts.
Nov 2nd? Damn, I was hoping to see Dotson back week 7 or 8. Spence will be another welcomed addition to our stacked interior line.
All these practice squad moves are hard to track. CBs are a welcomed addition though as that seems to be our Achilles heel so far this year
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