The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced that they have placed tight end Nate Byham on injured reserve, where he joins fellow tight end Luke Stocker. The team also removed receiver Dan Buckner from the practice squad.
The Bucs now have exactly two tight ends on their roster: Tom Crabtree, who should finally be healthy after the bye week, and undrafted rookie Tim Wright who is a receiver only. And here I thought they had issues at tight end back when Stocker and Byham were still healthy.
The Bucs do have two fullbacks on their roster in Spencer Larsen and Erik Lorig and could try to get some production out of those two at tight end, although that's more of a desperation move than anything else. For an offense that loves to rely on two tight end sets, this lack of depth and quality really is appalling, especially so given the fact that the Bucs have struggled to move the ball through the air.