Cameron Brate back at Bucs practice, others still sidelined
Bucs tight end Cameron Brate, who took a shot to the neck/head in the end zone in Saturday's win against the Jaguars, was back and practicing as normal as the Bucs returned to practice Monday in preparation for Friday's home game against the Browns.
Brate had said after the game that he was "fine," but two other players injured Saturday were held out Monday. WR Evan Spencer, who left the game with a knee injury, watched practice from the sidelines, while S Keith Tandy, who took a hit to the head while making a tackle, worked out with a trainer on a side field. LB Daryl Smith, who hasn't practiced since before the team went to Jacksonville last week, also worked out with Tandy and the trainer.
One player making a step toward a return is rookie guard Caleb Benenoch, who had missed three weeks of practice after suffering an ankle injury in the first week of training camp. Benenoch was dressed Monday and working out with a trainer on a side field, testing his ankle by running.
TRANSACTION: The Bucs made a roster move Monday, as rookie tackle Kelby Johnson was waived-injured after suffering a calf strain in Saturday's win, with another undrafted rookie, Kyler Kerbyson, replacing him on the roster and taking his No. 67 jersey. Kerbyson, who started his final two seasons at Tennessee, spent three weeks with the Patriots before he was waived last week.
"I'm just coming in to work as hard as I can, to try to see if I can contribute to this team and learn as much as I can while I'm here," said Kerbyson, who had Bucs QBs coach Mike Bajakian as his offensive coordinator at Tennessee in 2013-14.