WR swap: Bucs waive Humphries, promote Donteea Dye
The Bucs have added speed to their receiving corps, dropping one undrafted rookie in favor of another, with Adam Humphries getting waived on Monday and Donteea Dye of Div. III Heidelberg University getting called up to the 53-man roster.
Dye, who was among the team's final cuts, could be active Sunday as the team's No. 4 receiver if Russell Shepard hasn't recovered from the hamstring injury that sidelined him from the Carolina game. He's taken the long road to the NFL, getting a look at as a tryout player at rookie minicamp, getting signed as an undrafted rookie, missing the cut and earning a spot on the practice squad and now being promoted to the active roster.
Dye, 6 feet and 195 pounds, had 14 touchdowns for the Student Princes at the small Ohio school -- he is one of the fastest if not the fastest player on the Bucs' roster, having caught seven passes for 82 yards in the preseason.
Humphries, who made the Bucs' initial cuts as a rookie out of Clemson, lost the punt and kick return job to Bobby Rainey and has played sparingly as a backup receiver, with just two catches for 14 yards. It's possible the Bucs could sign him to the practice squad if he clears waivers.