Isaiah Johnson (South Carolina)

Minor NFL Transactions: 12/21/17

Today’s minor moves:

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Promoted to active roster: OL Kent Perkins

Cleveland Browns

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFL Practice Squad Updates: 10/25/2017

Today’s practice squad updates:

Carolina Panthers

Cleveland Browns

Dallas Cowboys

Indianapolis Colts

  • Claimed off waivers: C Dillon Day

New England Patriots

New Orleans Saints

  • Signed: OL Nate Theaker

Oakland Raiders

Philadelphia Eagles

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Minor NFL Transactions: 10/24/17

Today’s minor moves:

Atlanta Falcons

Carolina Panthers

Denver Broncos

  • Waived: C Dillon Day

Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans

Los Angeles Chargers

New York Jets

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bucs Promote Isaiah Johnson

The Bucs are calling safety Isaiah Johnson up from the practice squad, per a team announcement. It’s likely a sign that T.J. Ward will not be able to go Thursday night versus the Patriots. Isaiah Johnson/Brett Maxie (vertical)

Johnson originally joined the Buccaneers as a UDFA free agent last offseason and spent the 2016 season on Tampa Bay’s taxi squad. A spot was opened up for him on the 53-man roster when the Bucs cut Jacquies Smith on Wednesday.

Ward, 30, missed the Bucs’ previous game against the Giants with a hip injury and he apparently needs more time to recover. In his two games, Ward has amassed seven total tackles and rates as Pro Football Focus’ 22nd ranked safety.

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Sunday NFL Transactions: NFC South

Listed below are the Sunday roster moves for the four NFC South teams. Following the 53-man roster cutdown deadline yesterday, many teams will make slight tweaks to their rosters, claiming players off waivers or signing guys who clear waivers. Those transactions for the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are noted below.

Additionally, as of 12:00pm CT today, teams can begin constructing their 10-man practice squads. You can check out our glossary entry on practice squads to brush up on those changes, as well as all the other guidelines that govern the 10-man units, whose players practice with the team but aren’t eligible to suit up on Sundays.

Here are Sunday’s NFC South transactions, which will continue to be updated throughout the day. All links go to Twitter unless otherwise noted:

Atlanta Falcons

Carolina Panthers

New Orleans Saints

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Buccaneers Down To 53 Man Roster

The Buccaneers have trimmed down to 53 with more than 24 hours to go before the deadline. According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the following players have been dropped from the roster: "<strong

Among the cuts, Vitale’s is one of the most surprising. The Bucs are planning on carrying five tight ends, yet the sixth-round pick out of Northwestern apparently did not show enough to make the cut. The Bucs will have Cameron Brate, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Luke Stocker, Brandon Myers, and UDFA Alan Cross on the roster to open up the season instead. Myers and Cross were both considered to be on the bubble somewhat, but they have impressed Dirk Koetter & Co. to the point where they are going to carry five tight ends and bounce a sixth-round pick in order to keep both of them. Myers was inactive for the Bucs’ final five games of 2015 as a healthy scratch.

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Bucs Agree To Terms With 19 UDFAs

The Buccaneers’ rookie free agent class is a large one, with 19 undrafted players agreeing to terms with Tampa Bay, according to a team release. Here’s the full list of undrafted free agents who have agreed to sign with the Bucs: