Bucs Make Practice Squad Moves

September 10 - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made two practice squad moves on Tuesday. The Bucs signed tight end Casey Crawford to its five-man practice squad. In order to make room for Crawford, the Bucs released defensive back Dwayne Stukes.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made two practice squad-related roster moves on Tuesday afternoon. The team signed third-year tight end Casey Crawford to its five-man practice squad.

Crawford (6-6, 255) entered the National Football League out of Virginia. He was signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2000. He caught four passes for 47 yards with one touchdown in eight games in '00. In 2001, Crawford played in three games and caught one pass for 10 yards. He was released by the Panthers on Sept. 1.

Crawford is the second former Carolina tight end to join the Bucs' practice squad in as many seasons. Mike Roberg spent '01 on Tampa Bay's practice squad after Carolina released him last season. But Roberg was released this year during preseason.

In order to make room for Crawford on its five-man practice squad, the Buccaneers released defensive back Dwayne Stukes.


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