The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed wide receiver Russell Shepard on injured reserve. There was no replacement signing on the NFL transaction wire. Shepard injured his foot in Sunday's game after failing to properly execute a handoff on a reverse on a kickoff return, which led to a fumble and a touchdown for the San Francisco 49ers that effectively sealed the game as a loss.
Shepard should be more remembered for his outstanding play on special teams this year, though, having taken a whopping 60% of special teams snaps this year. He's displayed outstanding strength and speed on coverage teams, which may translate to a bigger role on offense once he returns from his foot injury next year.
The Buccaneers also signed wide receiver Tommy Streeter to their practice squad, terminating DT Richard Clebert's contract. Streeter was a sixth-round pick for the Baltimore Ravens in the 2012 NFL draft, but spent his first season on injured reserve and didn't make the roster this year. He spent of most of this season with the Bills as a practice squad player. Streeter has the size (6'5", 215 lbs.) and speed to be a very good receiver, but obviously hasn't actually produced on the practice field.