As it turns out, Christy will not play against Dallas and may not make it back in time for the Philadelphia game next week. Fourth-year C Todd Washington, who has played in Christy's place since he was injured, will start against Dallas on Sunday.
But Tampa Bay needed a backup center just in case Washington were to go down with an injury, so they signed practice squad G/C Leon Hires to their active roster.
Hires was released by the Buccaneers on September 2, but was then signed to their practice squad last Monday.
In order to make room for Hires on the 53-man active roster, Tampa Bay released DE Ron Warner.
Tampa Bay will likely sign Warner back to their active roster when Christy recovers from his MCL injury, but that could be as far away as the Bucs-Vikings game in week 4.
Hires will wear the number 70 jersey.
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