Bucs To Promote Russell Hansbrough

The Buccaneers are promoting running back Russell Hansbrough from the practice squad to the active roster, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times tweets. Hansbrough will be in uniform as the Buccaneers get set to face the Panthers tonight. Russell Hansbrough (vertical)

Top running back Doug Martin and main backup Charles Sims are listed as doubtful for tonight’s game and neither player is expected to take the field. That leaves former Falcon Jacquizz Rodgers as the Bucs’ starting running back tonight with Peyton Barber and Hansbrough is support.

Hansbrough, a Missouri product, joined the Bucs as an undrafted free agent in May. Barber was able to position himself ahead of Hansbrough in the summer, but both players now find themselves on the 53-man roster.

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