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.

 

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Horse
Horse
5 years ago

Yep, and it will continue.

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Rusty
Rusty
5 years ago

Yep, as the wheel turns. Now please buy EDS a one way ticket. And send him to a school for handicapped persons, maybe he can learn to snap the ball back to the QB there. What a POS.

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surferdudes
surferdudes
5 years ago

We should have two spots to fill on the 53 by cutting Conte. Dude missed all of training camp, and preseason, yet Lovie trots him out there on opening day! He was so out of position on the first score, and showed no speed to catch up. What team carries five safeties? Another useless Chicago cast off, but he knows the system. Some wonder why we’re losing faith in Lovie.

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stone1
stone1
Reply to  surferdudes
5 years ago

the system is long outdated in todays nfl no press coverage equals offenses tearing you up, the tampa two is over safeties cant intimidate no more, lovie sucks at personal decsions always has

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Grudenator
Grudenator
Reply to  surferdudes
5 years ago

Conte is terrible.

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