The Buccaneers made a few roster moves Tuesday, waiving reserve linebacker James-Michael Johnson (injured) and three players from the practice squad.
Johnson, 26, was claimed off waivers from the Chiefs last week and started Sunday’s game against Tennessee on special teams, playing 18 snaps with no tackles.
Of the three practice squad cuts, the most notable was rookie Kaelin Clay. A sixth-round draft pick out of Utah, the Bucs had high hopes for Clay as a return man, but he was beat out during the preseason by Bobby Rainey and Adam Humphries.
Tampa Bay also waived second-year tight end Cameron Brate, who had five receptions for 46 yards in the preseason, and tackle Martin Wallace, who initially signed on September 9 after spending the offseason with the Panthers.
At this point, the Bucs haven’t announced coinciding additions, meaning they have one open spot on the 53-man roster and three on the practice squad.