The Buccaneers placed wide receiver Charles Lee on the injured reserve Saturday. Lee injured his knee last week and was listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers. He saw action in one game this season (Minnesota on Nov. 3).
Tampa Bay filled Lee's spot on its 53-man roster by signing linebacker Justin Smith. The 6-foot, 218-pound linebacker originally joined the Bucs on April 22. He recorded eight tackles and two sacks during preseason, but he spent the entire season on the team's five-man practice squad.
In addition to those two roster moves, the Bucs signed WR Ramondo North and offensive lineman Mitch White to its five-man practice squad. Moving Smith up to the 53-man active roster freed up one spot on the practice squad. The Bucs freed up another by releasing running back Tony Taylor, who had been signed on Nov. 19.
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