Along with the gamers reduce to get to the preliminary 53-man roster, the Bucs have introduced they’ve positioned vast receiver Justin Watson on the Bodily Unable to Carry out (PUP) record to begin the 2021 season.
We have trimmed our roster to 53 gamers, making 23 strikes that included the discharge of seven veterans.
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) August 31, 2021
Watson had a surgical process completed on his knee again in July and was given a 4 month restoration timetable. Positioned on the groups PUP record in the beginning of camp, Watson has not practiced with the crew all summer time.
His placement on the PUP record means Watson will likely be out for no less than the primary six weeks of the season. He doesn’t determine to be prepared for return till November and the Bucs can have till week 11 to activate Watson off the record. As soon as activated the crew can have a 21-day window so as to add him to the lively roster. If both of these deadlines go, Watson will stay on the PUP record for the rest of the season.
Watson performed in 11 video games with two begins in 2020 for the Bucs. He completed the season with seven receptions, 5 of them for first downs. His greatest influence although got here on particular groups, the place he led the crew in tackles. The 2018 fifth spherical decide has a profession 23 receptions for 258 yards and two touchdowns. He has 20 whole particular groups tackles and can also be the one offensive participant in franchise historical past with a sack.