The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed fullback Spencer Larsen after releasing tight end Danny Noble, the team has announced. The Bucs are now one of one NFL teams to have two fullbacks on the roster, as Larsen joins a ostensibly healthy Erik Lorig. The Bucs release of Danny Noble likely signals a return to health for tight end Tom Crabtree, who has yet to make his debut for the Bucs.
Larsen might be able to contribute as a tight end, which could explain his signing, or perhaps Lorig has suffered a setback despite playing the past two weeks. The Bucs were forced to put Luke Stocker on injured reserve, so they at least could use some extra depth at tight end.
The Bucs also signed wide receiver Dan Buckner to the practice squad, which likely means they have no intention of re-adding Danny Noble to that group for now. Buckner is an undrafted free agent out of Arizona who spent his offseason with the Arizona Cardinals, so perhaps they're just using him as a way to gather some intelligence on their upcoming opponents.