S Will Allen to injured reserve; CB Derrick Roberson promoted
The Bucs have made a flurry of moves this morning, chief among placing S Will Allen (thumb) on injured reserve.
Also today, the Bucs have promoted CB Derrick Roberson to the active roster from the practice squad, re-signed LB Matt McCoy, and placed LB Rod Wilson on injured reserve.
Allen suffered a broken thumb during Sunday's game against Green Bay. His injury is just the latest setback for the secondary. The Bucs lost S Jermaine Phillips (thumb) for the season in Week 2 while S Tanard Jackson was serving a four-game suspension. And last week, CB Elbert Mack was limited against Green Bay with a sprained ankle. His status will be updated today.
The loss of Allen moves backup Corey Lynch one notch higher on the depth chart. When Jackson left the game briefly on Sunday because of an unknown injury, Lynch took his place in the midst of a Packers drive.