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Buccaneers sign Kyler Kerbyson, waive Kelby Johnson

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Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have waived (injured) tackle Kelby Johnson and signed tackle Kyler Kerbyson, the team announced today. Johnson apparently suffered an injury against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday, and will revert to the team's injured reserve list if he's not claimed by another team.

Kyler Kerbyson will shore up the offensive line for the next couple of weeks, but the undrafted rookie out of the University of Tennessee has next to no chance of making the active roster. Not only is he joining the team at a point where most of the 53-man roster decisions have already been made, he's also available on the street, which is never a good sign for any rookie at this point in the offseason. Kerbyson spent about a month-and-a-half on the New England Patriots this offseason, but was waived soon after training camp got serious and the pads came on.

Of course, Kerbyson probably isn't hoping for a roster spot, just a chance to show what he can do and, maybe, earn a practice squad spot with the Bucs or elsewhere.