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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Promote DE Markus White To Regular Season Roster

Rafael Suanes-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have promoted defensive end Markus White to the regular season roster. White was a seventh-round draft pick for the Washington Redskins last season, but appeared in only two games as a special teams player. He's spent most of this season on the Bucs' practice squad, though he did play one game for the Redskins after they lost Brian Orakpo for the season. White was asked to play with his hand off the ground in Washington, and Tampa Bay may want to use him in that role in sub-packages as well.

White takes Aqib Talib's roster spot, as the cornerback was suspended for four games for violating the league's performance enhancing substances policy. During that suspension, the cornerback will not count against the team's 53-man roster, so they had an extra spot to fill. White should give the Bucs a little extra depth at defensive end, where they're struggling to find quality play after Adrian Clayborn's injury. Michael Bennett is currently the only quality defensive end on the regular season roster.