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Piscitelli's season is over



The Bucs have placed second-round pick Sabby Piscitelli on injured reserve after the safety sustained a broken right foot in Sunday's win against the Rams. The move will sideline him for the rest of the season.

In his place, the Bucs have added receiver Chad Lucas to the active roster from the practice squad, while adding tackle Jason Capizzi and receiver Michael Spurlock to the practice squad. Center/guard Enoka Lucas was released from the practice squad.

Earlier today, Piscitelli, wearing a hard cast on his foot, said the injury was a major disappointment.

"I had expectations of coming in here and making a lot of plays for Tampa Bay and having a big rookie year," he said. "It’s hard to realize that the plans are going to be (thrown off). But at the same time, I have to try to turn this into a positive. I have to study and learn the game in the meantime. But it’s going to be a struggle. You can’t sugarcoat it. It’s hard. I’m just hoping I can come back with a vengeance."

Elsewhere, it appears everyone else is reasonably healthy. Joey Galloway, Brian Kelly, Luke Petitgout and Greg Spires participated in practice on a limited basis, but that was primarily to get them some rest.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:49pm]


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