The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are signing players to their practice squad now that they've cut down their roster to a 53-man roster. The Bucs are likely to add quite a few players they cut to their practice squad, most notably quarterback Mike Kafka.
The Bucs can sign 10 players to the practice squad, with certain restrictions. You can find the rules of the road here. If you want to know what the 53-man roster currently looks like, check out Leo's breakdown.
We're tracking the Bucs' practice squad below.
Practice squad so far
KR/PR Solomon Patton, DT Matthew Masifilo, TE Cameron Brate, LB Brandon Magee, QB Mike Kafka, Brandon Dixon, RB Jeff Demps.
7:48 p.m.: It's a practice squad signing, per Rick Stroud.
5:51 p.m.: Waiver claim or practice squad signing?
Tampa bay bucs! here I come— #1 BrandonDixon (@BDixs1) August 31, 2014
3:37 p.m. Jenna Laine reports that Anthony Gaitor is heading to the Cardinals' practice squad.
3:10 p.m.: Per Greg Auman, that's a waiver claim, not a practice squad signing. So now we get to wonder who they're cutting to make room for Gilkey. He spent last year with the Browns, which means George Warhop coached him. That explains the interest.
2:50 p.m.: Guard Garrett Gilkey just tweeted this:
It's official..I'm a Buccaneer.— Garrett Gilkey (@gagilk73) August 31, 2014
1:31 p.m.: Roy Cummings reports the Buccaneers have signed RB Jeff Demps, TE Cameron Brate, LB Brandon Magee and DT Matthew Masifilo to their practice squad.
1:30 p.m.: Jenna Laine reports the Bucs signed returner Solomon Patton to their practice squad. There's a decent chance they call him back up to the regular season roster after they place Charles Sims on injured reserve, designated for return on Tuesday.