Familar Faces Back With Bucs

September 1st, 2021

Tom Brady’s wingman.

Update: 4:40 p.m. – Joe won’t spend much time on this because most people don’t care and Joe isn’t motivated to offer stories that folks won’t read. If Joe finds it boring, so too will fans.

But Joe knows there is a sect of Bucs fans panting for intel on the practice squad.

Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com has the details of the Bucs’ practice squad with the addition of 10. Another six should be signed by the end of business tomorrow.

Backup quarterback Ryan Griffin returns. Joe’s slightly surprised Griffin didn’t get picked up. But good for him. He got engaged during the offseason to a Tampa girl so now he gets to stay.

There’s also the return of the immortal Cyril Grayson.

So there’s your story on players that won’t play. Joe’s much more concerned about dudes who will be on the field.

Update: Per TampaBay.com, safety Andrew Adams is returning to the practice squad, too. He spent the last three years with the Bucs and was a free agent signing of the Eagles. Apparently, Philadelphia concluded whatever the Bucs did when evaluating their roster after the Super Bowl.

45 Responses to “Familar Faces Back With Bucs”

  1. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Andrew Adams on Bucs PS. Good to see.

  2. Casual Observer Says:

    Safety Andrew Adams is back. I think that is pretty good news.

  3. Going for ✌️In a row Says:

    Joe, you should take a week off. Take advantage of the situation. You deserve it!

  4. Garv Says:

    Ah the condescending comments on the players who have made the practice squad continues. I guess if it makes you feel superior………

  5. Al Pastor Says:

    Tanner Hudson to 49ers practice squad
    Chris Wilcox claimed by Colts
    Bucs claim Deon Yelder & D Thompson from Chiefs

  6. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    What about McElroy? He showed promise.

  7. ocala Says:

    Andrew Adams had one of the biggest plays of the year in the NFC Championship game. Almost a guarantee that some of the practice squad guys will find themselves on the roster at some point and active on gamedays.

  8. Joe Says:

    Ah the condescending comments on the players who have made the practice squad continues. I guess if it makes you feel superior

    Do you actually go to games to watch guys who aren’t allowed to wear a uniform on gamedays? Don’t be dumb. So you tune in to watch games on TV for guys who cannot step on a field?

  9. Stanglassman Says:

    ampa Bay Buccaneers

    Signed to practice squad:

    S Andrew Adams, WR Cyril Grayson, QB Ryan Griffin, WR Travis Jonsen, TE Codey McElroy, WR Jaydon Mickens, CB Herb Miller, DL Benning Potoa’e, DL Kobe Smith, RB Darwin Thompson, OL Brandon Walton, TE Deon Yelder

  10. Admiral Redbeard Says:

    The only guy I care about them signing is the one he keeps TB12 on his feet during his roughest moments. And that guy is Ryan Griffin, lol.

  11. BRYAN KOHN Says:

    Thompson is a real nice addition from KC. Kid is scrappy as hell!

  12. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I hope Tanner Hudson finds a place on the 49ers.
    I think he can be a starting tight end on some teams, and certainly a good back up on others.
    I wish him well.

  13. BA4President Says:

    Anyone else notice that Deon Yelder played in SBLV for the Chiefs (impressive), but then was signed and cut by both Tennessee and Washington this offseason?? (not impressive)

  14. Rod Munch Says:

    I have nothing against Griffin, but who would be picking him up? He’s old, doesn’t have a good arm, and just had a really bad preseason. I think he’s better than that, but there was no way anyone was going to spend a roster spot on him.

  15. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Mattress movers, UPS drivers, Insurance claims adjusters, Physical therapists, Car rental agents, Busch Gardens ticket takers, Uber drivers, bouncers, census takers, dry wall installers, HVAC workers, School bus drivers…..and left off the list….Sports Blog Writers…
    These aren’t the x Buc cuts….these are those who buy tickets to Buc games and read JBF…..Hail to them all!!!

  16. BridleOaks Buc Says:

    After Joe has been reporting on these guys and their respective training camp battles for the past several weeks, I like to follow them and see what happens.
    Joe has gotten me interested in who they are and how they may help us in the future. Some of these guys will actually suit up this year while defending our Super Bowl championship…That’s why it’s interesting.

  17. Buckaroo Boozie Says:

    Surprised to not to see any snark on Playoff Lenny’s Hurricane donations 🤔
    Dude should be given a Noble Prize for his generosity… 100K to help Ida recover…

  18. Bird Says:

    We got back some herb


  19. allbuccedup Says:

    Nothing against Griffin but he basically has no NFL stats, something like 4 passes. I not surprised he wasn’t pick up but it helps us we have someone who knows the system on the PS.

  20. Canabuc Says:

    Darren Fells was released by Detroit. Would be good 4th Tight end option. Can block and decent receiver.

  21. Steven007 Says:

    We also signed Troy Warner, Fred Warner’s brother, safety previously of the Rams. Good size and apparently a very good special team player. Interesting.

  22. JGhotier Says:

    Double A (honk, honk) M-C-O is back!

  23. Garv Says:

    Being neither “dumb” nor condescending to players who some “experts” seem to enjoy belittling, I find ripping young players who “merely” make the practice squad a bit much. FYI, I’ve been going to Buccaneer games for 41 years now hoping to experience what I did on 2001 and saw on television in 2020.

    And as the Buccaneers often use use their practice squad players during the season when roster spots open up, yes, I think it matters in that regard as well.

    No need to be testy. 😉

  24. Bill Says:

    The Bucs should sign Crosby–a backup left tackle who started all 2020 at right ackle for Detroit.

  25. Defense Rules Says:

    Really good to see both Adams & Griffin particularly come back onto the PS. In these days of COVID, a team’s fortunes can turn south in an instant (Titans would probably agree). Having quality guys available who know the system to ‘backup the backups’ can be a very good thing.

  26. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Thanks for the update Joe.

  27. kevbeth5 Says:

    Well said Garv and I agree a 100%. Ive been a fan sine 76 and like you don”t undertsand the negativety towards “practice players” that one day MIGHT make a difference. But I say that from a personal point. I have a son for an athlete and I see what he goes through to excel at this level. It’s easy for a key board typist to judge I guess.

  28. Crickett Baker Says:

    I just knew some team would grab Wilcox and I think he holds a lot of promise. It will be more interesting for me to watch Colts games, now, just to see if he plays. I am REALLY hung up, tho, that they did not keep Borregalles.

  29. webster Says:

    Adams is an excellent pick up. I was hoping when I saw philly released him that he would come back. He has made plays ON THE FIELD for this defense in the past and his knowledge of the playbook and lockerroom is valuable. Anyone knocking him because he is on the practice squad has no clue. So there is no need to try to explain because again, they have no clue

  30. Wild Bill Says:

    Ima sick of preseason. Ima sick of cuts and backup resigning. I need some real game action!!!!!!! Fooking bored to death. One more week. One more looooooooong week.

  31. Joe in Michigan Says:

    So you’re gonna watch Colts games to see an inactive Wilcox on the sideline?

  32. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Gary & kevbeth5

    Obviously if you read my post you know I agree with you….I have been disappointed by the condescending & belittling of roster cut players for years.

    These young men have worked most of their lives to achieve their dream of playing in the NFL…..it has to be a crushing blow for them and their friends & family to be cut.

    They deserve more respect…..so does their college degree for most. Not to disparage the occupations the have jokingly been pinned with.

  33. Howard Cosell Says:

    Howard agrees that cut players should be treated better. The important thing is that we take the least skillful, least important players and glorify them like gods! Hey! It’s only PC, right?
    Howard believes that Carrot-top should be the president. Heck, just make him king! Because the best outcome for all of us is to put the least qualified people in charge.
    It’s not about standard of living. It’s not about safety and security. It’s all about being PC and glorifying the people at the bottom!! Right?

  34. kevbeth5 Says:

    Thankyou TBBF , I dont post much but I always look forward to reading your posts . Along with Garvs who I highly respect as well. My son got his degree but it wasn’t handed too him. He had to get up and be at workouts at 6am, classes, practice then study hall.
    He would call me at 10pm exhausted knowing he had to do it all over again.. I wonder if either one of the Joe’s can relate to being in there early 20s and having that kind of commitment for a dream. Maybe I’m wrong and they did , Hmmm? If they did I apologize, if not just show some respect. Your website or not.

  35. Jason Says:

    Cyril Grayson. Hella quidditch player.

  36. Cobraboy Says:

    @kevbeth5: I can identify with your son.

    Fact is, no matter how far his athletic career rises, he will look back on those years as some of the very best of his life.

    I certainly do.

    Fact is, the older we get, the better we were…

  37. sasquatch Says:

    Cam Brate was a practice squad guy for a year or 2 before making it up to the roster.

  38. Crickett Baker Says:

    Joe in Michigan, I watch most games if I can. I had to get game pass this year because NFLnetwork and local stations were not showing most Buc games (I think 5 were showing and maybe one on ESPN Monday Nite). I just thought it would be interesting if he got to play as I thought he showed some good ability.

  39. Crickett Baker Says:

    (I live in Arkansas now after over 40 years in Tampa).

  40. kevbeth5 Says:

    Touche’ Cobraboy !!

  41. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Crickett Baker: Ah, okay. I used to watch as many NFL games as I could, but pretty much only watch the Bucs nowadays.

  42. Garv Says:

    kevbeth5 and Tampabaybucfan

    Thanks for your inputs. I don’t post here often because of the general negativity the Joe who often responds here shows and certainly don’t appreciate being insulted as if I don’t know what I’m typing about. I think we’ve been around as long or even longer than some “experts” and certainly make the valid point that making a practice squad in the NFL is no small deal.

    Can’t wait for next Thursday! FINALLY a full house for a Buccaneer home game!

  43. mark2001 Says:

    To me, this kind of ties in to another thread. Frankly, I’m a little more interested in the Practice squad, because of the quality of these coaches and the ability to develop young talent, than I ever have been in the past.

  44. JoJo Says:

    This reminds me of the first Boston Patriots teams. I had a couple of friends on the so-called practice squad. Back then they were called the Taxi Squad and they were to stay home unless they were called to get a taxi and come to the stadium (college stadiums, Fenway Park, etc..). Talk about invisible!

  45. David G Says:

    Theres a qb on Buffalo practice squad jake frohm that out preformed everyone on our roster would make a hell of an addition really out played trask not a big fan of gator qbs anyway so may just be being judgemental but who cares go bucs brady throws 50+ wins mvp devin white wins defensive player of year Evans go over 1000 again jones looks like the rb he was drafted to be and who knows oj might play all year = superbowl anyways