The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made several roster moves Wednesday, placing running back Charlie Garner and tight end Rickey Dudley on injured reserve.
Garner, who signed a six-year, $20 million deal with the Bucs during the offseason, rushed 30 times for 111 yards and caught nine passes for 62 yards in three regular season games. Dudley caught three passes for 48 yards.
Garner, 32, suffered a torn patella tendon in the second quarter of Sunday’s game in Oakland. Dudley fractured his thumb in the Raiders game. Both players underwent surgery to repair their injuries on Monday.
Those active roster spots were filled by wide receiver Marcus Knight, who spent training camp and preseason with Tampa Bay and signed with the Bucs Wednesday, and running back Michael Pittman, whose three-game suspension is over.
In addition to those roster moves, the Bucs released guard Kerry Jenkins from the injured reserve list.
The Bucs also made a pair of practice squad moves, signing tight end Nate Lawrie, the team’s 2004 sixth-round pick, and releasing WR Allen Suber. Lawrie had spent time on Philadelphia’s practice squad after being released by Tampa Bay in preseason.
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