The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed safety Kimario McFadden, waiving Lawrence Sidbury to make room for him, the team announced. McFadden was an undrafted free agent for the Atlanta Falcons in 2014 and spent time on the Bucs' practice squad in 2014, and was with the team for part of the offseason.
McFadden should fill in for Major Wright, D.J. Swearinger and Bradley McDougald, all of whom are struggling with injuries. The Bucs only have two healthy safeties in Chris Conte and Keith Tandy. Neither Swearinger nor Wright suited up on Sunday, while McDougald had to leave the game with a concussion, meaning he'll have to pass a concussion test before being allowed back on the practice field, let alone into a game.
The Bucs also signed defensive back Akeem Davis and defensive end Martin Ifedi to the practice squad, releasing wide receiver Andre Davis and placing Ronald Powell on injured reserve.