The Buccaneers are promoting Breshad Perriman to the active roster, according to agent Drew Rosenhaus (Twitter link via Adam Schefter of ESPN.com). He’ll fill the spot of fellow wide receiver Antonio Brown during his three-game suspension.
Perriman re-joined the Bucs earlier this month for his second stint in Tampa. Last time around, in 2019, he registered 36 receptions for 645 yards and six touchdowns. That performance earned him a one-year, $8MM deal ($6MM guaranteed) with the Jets. He had a solid season in New York during the 2020 campaign, finishing with 511 yards from scrimmage.
This year, he was initially set to play with the Lions, but he was dropped before the final cut. He later joined the Bears, but was released without appearing in a single snap. Since returning to Tampa, Perriman has been jockeyed between the active roster and the practice squad. To date, he’s got just two catches for 19 yards in two games.
As of this writing, the Bucs now have six WRs on the roster in Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Scotty Miller, Tyler Johnson, Jaelon Darden, and Perriman. Perriman could see some time this Sunday when the Bucs face the Falcons in Atlanta.
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