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Buccaneers promote WR Bernard Reedy, place Donteea Dye on IR

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NFL: Preseason-Washington Redskins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have promoted wide receiver to the 53-man roster, placing receiver Donteea Dye on injured reserve. Dye was called up just last week after an injury to Cecil Shorts, but did not suit up for Sunday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Reedy originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2014, and has spent time with the Falcons and Bucs, though never actually playing in a game. The diminutive speedster is probably best fit for the role of slot receiver, where Adam Humphries currently rules the roost.

Dye’s absence won’t have a huge impact on the Bucs’ passing game. Russell Shepard, Freddie Martino and of course Mike Evans are carrying the load on the outside, with Humphries in the slot and not a ton of room for a fifth (Josh Huff) or sixth (Bernard Reedy) receiver, so they’re mostly there as insurance and special teams fodder.