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Buccaneers officially sign Trindon Holliday, cut Scott Solomon and Solomon Patton

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had plenty of work to do on Tuesday, as they set to work to replace an ineffective kick punt returner and a suspended defensive lineman.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a handful of roster moves on Tuesday as the team was shuffled due to an ineffective return game and a suspension to Da'Quan Bowers.

The team officially announced the reported signing of Trindon Holliday, and let go of Solomon Patton to make room. They also released the hard-working Scott Solomon to promote T.J. Fatinikun to the active roster from the practice squad, in a move that is seemingly a like for like switch of edge pass rushers.

The change in the return game from Patton to the more proven Holliday should come as no surprise, as the Bucs have one of the tamest return games in the NFL so far this season. The decision to part with Solomon, who has looked good in short spells this year, for a practice squad player with no experience is a bit more confusing.

Neither player will be able to shift inside and outside as Da'Quan Bowers did, so the Bucs will presumably still add a player capable of filling in as an interior lineman before this weekend's game with Minnesota. Gerald McCoy is still nursing a hand injury, and is one of only three defensive tackles on the active roster with Bowers' move to the Reserve/Suspended list.

The Bucs also announced that Shayne Skov was released from the practice squad, and that former FSU linebacker Mister Alexander and former CFL wide receiver Marcus Thigpen would join the supplemental roster to replace Skov and Fatinikun.