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The undrafted rookie showed flashes in practice.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that the team has placed wide receiver Sergio Bailey II on Injured Reserve and waived (injured) wide receiver Jake Lampman.

Bailey joined Tampa Bay this offseason as a college free agent. He played in two preseason games with the team, catching five passes for 73 yards and one touchdown. He did well throughout camp practices and seemed to have gotten an understanding of the playbook.

Lampman spent part of the 2017 season on the Buccaneers’ practice squad and was with the team this past offseason. During the preseason, Lampman caught two passes for 22 yards.

Head coach Dirk Koetter spoke to the media Saturday and provided details to Bailey’s injury.

“He actually had surgery this afternoon on his ankle,” Koetter said. “It was crazy. When we had the [weather] delay, the officials were talking to the league and talking to the TV network and the weather people and everything. They decided that we would be able to go on the field at 8:30. We were going to go straight through and have kickoff at 8:59. Normally we do a 23-minute warmup. We were out there for 29 minutes, including the coin toss and the national anthem. At the end of our normal warmup we do our drills, we stretch, we do the individual. We do four plays of seven-on-seven and four plays of team, one punt and one field goal. When we were in the team segment – four plays – and it’s just, the tempo of that is probably 60 percent tempo. On the second or third play – first play, maybe, of team – Serge planted and he got back on his heels. It’s a wet field – he looked to me like he slipped. I just thought he got his weight back and slipped, but the way he went down, he was immediately pointing at his foot. I thought maybe he was cramping. I guess when he planted, he either dislocated or broke his ankle.”

Parts of this report comes courtesy of the Buccaneers Communications Department.