TAMPA — Journeyman guard Ted Larsen, a Palm Harbor University alumnus who played for the Bucs during the Raheem Morris and Greg Schiano eras, has rejoined the team as a practice squad member.
Larsen, 33, fills the vacancy created when running back Kenjon Barner was elevated to the active roster, and provides veteran depth up front in the wake of A.Q. Shipley’s career-ending neck injury.
“Ted started a couple of years for us in Arizona (2014-15), and was willing to go on the practice squad,” said Bucs coach Bruce Arians, who started Larsen at left guard all 16 games in 2014. “With losing A.Q. (Shipley), it’s another veteran interior player for the long haul, and a guy we really trust and (who) kind of knows the system.”
Larsen has played for four organizations in his 11 seasons, not including a stint on the Patriots practice squad. He played left guard and center during his first Tampa Bay tenure, making 31 starts from 2010-13. He started 13 games at center in 2012, when Doug Martin ran for 1,454 yards.
He last played for the Bears in 2019, appearing in 12 games and starting two.