Bucs News and Notes

November 23 – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers brought back a familiar face to their practice squad on Friday by signing rookie T Brian Gruber. In order to make room for Gruber on their five-man practice squad, Tampa Bay released LB Eugene McCaslin. In other news, Buccaneer Magazine has the latest on the Bucs' injury front.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed T Brian Gruber to their practice squad on Friday. To make room for Gruber, the Bucs released LG Eugene McCaslin from their five-man practice squad.

Gruber, who signed as an undrafted free agent with Tampa on April 23, 2001, reached an injury settlement with the Bucs and was released on Aug. 29.

Most of Tampa Bay's practice squad moves have been made because of injuries this season, but signing of Gruber appears to be an exception. Because the Vanderbilt graduate was released with an injury settlement at the end of the preseason, he was not eligible to re-sign with the Buccaneers until Nov. 20. Gruber could have signed with any of the other 30 NFL teams before Nov. 20, but he elected to rejoin Tampa Bay.

McCaslin was signed to Tampa Bay's practice squad on Nov. 14 due to a wrath of minor injuries to the Bucs linebacking corps. McCaslin entered the NFL as a seventh-round draft pick of the Green Bay Packers in 2000.

In other news, Buccaneer Magazine has the latest on the Bucs' injury front as their game against the St. Louis on Monday night nears. Buccaneer Magazine has compiled a list of Tampa Bay's wounded and will provide a complete injury report for both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and St. Louis Rams on Saturday.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS INJURY LIST:

The following players are listed as PROBABLE for Monday night's game at St. Louis:

RB Warrick Dunn (Toe)

WR Jacquez Green (Abdomen)

DT Warren Sapp (Knee)

MLB Jamie Duncan (Knee)

The following players are listed as DOUBTFUL for Monday night's game against the Rams:

WR/PR Karl Williams (Hip)


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