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Bucs add safety McFadden, cut USF's Andre Davis



With only two healthy safeties after Sunday's game, the Bucs on Tuesday signed safety Kimario McFadden, who was with the team in preseason, with former USF WR Andre Davis released as one of four practice-squad moves.

McFadden, 24, played at South Carolina State and had six tackles for the Bucs in preseason action. He spent time on the practice squads of the Bucs, Falcons and Saints in 2014 as well. The Bucs had safeties Major Wright (hamstring) and D.J. Swearinger (toe) inactive Sunday, then saw Bradley McDougald sidelined with a concussion; it's unknown which if any of those three will be available Sunday against the Cowboys.

To make room for McFadden, the Bucs waived DE Lawrence Sidbury, who was signed last week and was inactive Sunday.

Davis, the former Jefferson and Bulls standout who joined the Bucs' practice squad two weeks ago, was released Tuesday, and the team also placed former Gators DE Ronald Powell on injured reserve.

The Bucs signed two former Memphis players to the practice squad -- S Akeem Davis, who had 11 tackles with the Redskins as a rookie last year and forced a fumble with the Saints earlier this season, and DE Martin Ifedi, a 2015 seventh-round pick of the Rams who left Memphis as the school's career leader with 22.5 sacks.

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 6:12pm]


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