It looks like the Bucs didn’t have to look past its own practice squad for depth at wide receiver.
According to Pro Football Talk, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Skye Dawson has been promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster, just before having to announce inactives for tonights game against the rival Carolina Panthers. Dawson was also on the active roster last week, but was released to make room for running back Bobby Rainy, and was re-signed to the practice squad this week.
Dawson will add depth to Tamp Bay’s receiving core in the event that wide receiver Mike Williams, suffering a hamstring injury, does not play tonight. Missing Williams will be another blow to the Buccaneers’ offense, which is already missing two starters in running back Doug Martin and guard Carl Nicks.
The 22-year-old Dawson is a rookie and has no career stats. He spent the preseason with the Washington Redskins, where he had one catch for 11 yards against his current team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Tampa Bay cut defensive end Trevor Scott to make room for Dawson no the roster.