TAMPA — The Bucs made a number of roster moves to supplement their injury-depleted roster — including announcing the signing of veteran outside linebacker Sam Acho and placing tight end Antony Auclair on injured reserve.
The Bucs also promoted outside linebacker Kahzin Daniels to the active roster. Along with the Acho signing, the addition of Daniels — which was signed to the practice squad just three weeks ago — signals that the injuries to outside linebackers Carl Nassib and Anthony Nelson in Sunday’s game in Seattle could be more serious than anticipated.
Both Nassib (groin) and Nelson (hamstring) both exited Sunday's 40-34 overtime loss to the Seahawks early in the game, forcing starters Shaquil Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul to play 99 and 96 percent of the defensive snaps, respectively.
Having spent training camp with the team, Daniels is familiar with the Bucs' defense and special teams, the latter of which is where he'd be most likely to contribute.
The Bucs also signed another outside linebacker, Quinton Bell, to the team’s practice squad. Bell, a seventh-round pick by the Raiders this season out of Prairie View A&M. He was cut from the Raiders’ practice squad in mid-October.
To make room on the practice squad, the Bucs released receiver Amara Darboh, giving the Bucs five receivers on the active roster.
Auclair attended Wednesday's first practice of the week on crutches and with his right leg in a boot.
Nassib and Nelson weren’t participants in Wednesday’s practice.
Tight end O.J. Howard, who is expected to return this week from a hamstring injury, didn’t appear to be a participant in Wednesday’s practice session open to media. Tight end Cameron Brate played just 15 snaps — 11 on offense and four on special teams — in Sunday’s game.
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