Buccaneers place Unrein on IR, sign Sanborn
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed defensive tackle Mitch Unrein on injured reserve and signed long snapper Garrison Sanborn.
Unrein, slowed during training camp and preseason by a concussion, is eligible to be designated for return from injured reserve. Sanborn re-joins the team two days after being released when the roster was trimmed to the season-opening limit of 53 players.
NEW YORK (AP) — Eight NFL teams will carry on their practice squads a player who came from an expanded program for overseas players.
The International Player Pathway was instituted last year. It aims to provide international athletes the opportunity to compete at the NFL level.
Alex Gray (Atlanta Falcons), Alex Jenkins (New Orleans Saints), Eric Nzeocha (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and Efe Obada (Carolina Pathners) participated in 2017 and will return to those NFC South teams.
Bucs trade J.J. Wilcox to Steelers, fill practice squad
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay has traded safety J.J. Wilcox to the Pittsburgh Steelers and added 11 players who were with the Buccaneers in training camp to the practice squad.
Wilcox, a fifth-year pro who played the past four seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, was sent to the Steelers on Sunday in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick in 2018 and a seventh-rounder in 2019.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — Former Wyoming linebacker Eric Nzeocha was added to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad Thursday as part of the NFL’s new International Player Pathway program, the league announced.
Nzeocha, a native of Germany, played for Wyoming from 2012-16, beginning his collegiate career as a linebacker. His brother, Mark, is also a former Wyoming Cowboy and currently plays for the Dallas Cowboys.
Wyoming football senior class sees payoff in final season after years of losing
LARAMIE, Wyo. — Head coach Craig Bohl hung up signs to make sure no one forgot.
“Those who stay will be champions.”
Many didn’t stay. A number of players left before exhausting their eligibility, a necessary byproduct of the change in playing style and culture, Bohl said.
But for the 18 players who will be honored Saturday on Senior Day at War Memorial Stadium, that sign has a real meaning.
If things go right for Wyoming these next two weeks, the Cowboys will be champions.