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Buccaneers promote wide receiver Evan Spencer, waive Orie Lemon

Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have promoted wide receiver Evan Spencer to the active roster from the practice squad, the team announced. The move comes days after waiving linebacker Orie Lemon for what seems like the 564th time this year.

Promoting Spencer is probably bad news for Vincent Jackson, who suffered an MCL sprain two weeks ago and is likely to miss the rest of the season. The Bucs have been relying on Donteea Dye and Adam Humphries behind Mike Evans, and that hasn't gone fluidly -- Dye in particular has struggled to catch the ball, though he's also showcased his explosive ability.

Spencer is a rookie out of Ohio State who was a sixth-round pick for Washington, but has spent most of the season on the Bucs' practice squad. The 6'2", 208 lbs. receiver has good size and speed but managed just 52 catches for 579 yards over a four-year career at Ohio State -- not exactly eye-popping numbers.

The Bucs also announced signing wide receiver Andrew David out of USF and journeyman linebacker Darius Eubanks to the practice squad.