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Bucs sign safety McFadden, release former USF and Jefferson receiver Andre Davis

South Florida Bulls wide receiver Andre Davis (7) returns to game action after sitting out the four previous games due to a season opening injury at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

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South Florida Bulls wide receiver Andre Davis (7) returns to game action after sitting out the four previous games due to a season opening injury at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

TAMPA — With only two healthy safeties after Sunday's game, the Bucs on Tuesday signed S Kimario McFadden, who was with the team in preseason, and former USF WR Andre Davis was released as one of four practice-squad moves.

McFadden, 24, played at South Carolina State and had six tackles for the Bucs in preseason action. He spent time on the practice squads of the Bucs, Falcons and Saints in 2014 as well. The Bucs had safeties Major Wright (hamstring) and D.J. Swearinger (toe) inactive Sunday, then saw Bradley McDougald sidelined with a concussion; it was unknown which if any of those three will be available Sunday against the Cowboys.

To make room for McFadden, the Bucs waived DE Lawrence Sidbury, who signed last week and was inactive Sunday.

In addition to releasing Davis, the former Jefferson and Bulls standout who joined the practice squad two weeks ago, the team also placed former Florida DE Ronald Powell on injured reserve.

Two former Memphis players joined the practice squad: S Akeem Davis, who had 11 tackles with the Redskins as a rookie last year and forced a fumble with the Saints this season, and DE Martin Ifedi, a 2015 seventh-round pick of the Rams who left Memphis as the school's career leader with 221/2 sacks.

Streaking: Rookie Jameis Winston hasn't thrown an interception in four straight games — there have only been three longer streaks by Bucs quarterbacks with at least five passes in each game.

The club record is seven straight games without an interception, set by Jeff Garcia in 2007; Trent Dilfer had five-game streaks in 1995 and 1997.

Winston could end the season without another interception and still be short of the NFL record; Bart Starr of the Packers went 14 straight games without an interception in 1964-65. Tom Brady had an 11-game streak in 2010.

This and that: The Bucs offense has the lowest percentage of three-and-out possessions in the NFL this season, 11 percent. This week's opponent, the Cowboys, go three and out more than twice as often. … Veteran CB Tim Jennings, cut on Monday, cleared waivers and is a free agent.

Contact Greg Auman at gauman@tampabay.com and (813) 310-2690. Follow @gregauman.

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