Bucs bring DE Channing Ward back to practice squad, cut Coe
Defensive end Channing Ward, who made headlines by making the Bucs' roster in September as an undrafted rookie out of Ole Miss, is back in the fold, signed to Tampa Bay's practice squad on Thursday after clearing waivers.
Ward, who started one game and had five tackles in limited action, was waived Wednesday to make room for DT Sealver Siliga, claimed off waivers from the Seahawks. To make room for him on the practice squad, the Bucs released DT Rodney Coe.
The Bucs have shifted the makeup of their defensive line twice in the past week, adding DE Ryan Russell on Saturday and now Siliga, who brings size to the line at 325 pounds. Tampa Bay is now carrying five defensive tackles -- starters Gerald McCoy and Clinton McDonald and backups Akeem Spence, John Hughes and Siliga -- and five ends, in starters Will Gholston and Robert Ayers and backups Noah Spence, DaVonte Lambert and Russell.