Bucs Make Several Roster Moves

January 11 – Tampa Bay made several roster moves on the eve of its playoff contest against San Francisco. The Bucs placed wide receiver Charles Lee on the injured reserve and filled his spot on the 53-man roster by signing linebacker Justin Smith. In addition to those two moves, the Bucs signed WR Ramondo North and offensive lineman Mitch White to its five-man practice squad. In order to make room for those two players, the Bucs released running back Tony Taylor.

Tampa Bay made several roster moves on the eve of its playoff contest against San Francisco.

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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