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Bucs Waive Kaylon Geiger as Mike Evans Suspension Ends

Buccaneers
27 Sep 2022, 19:26 GMT+10

Tampa Bay BuccaneersRookie WR Kaylon Geiger was waived on Monday, creating room on the active roster for Mike Evans, who counts against the 53-man limit again with the end of his one-week suspensionScott Smith

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have waived rookie wide receiver Kaylon Geiger, freeing up a spot on the 53-man roster for the return of Mike Evans from a one-game suspension.

The Buccaneers also waived tight end David Wells from the practice squad. Geiger would be eligible to return to that crew if he clears waivers on Tuesday.

Geiger was promoted from the practice squad last Monday when Evans' suspension began. He played on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, logging four snaps on offense and 10 on special teams. Originally an undrafted free agent out of Texas Tech, Geiger played in all three of Tampa Bay's preseason games, catching six passes for 54 yards and returning three kickoffs for 68 yards.

Evans was suspended for one game by the NFL due to his role in an on-field altercation between the Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints in Week Two. He reverted to the active roster on Monday. Despite missing the Green Bay game, Evans leads the Buccaneers in receiving yards with 132 and a touchdown on eight catches this season.

Wells spent two weeks on Tampa Bay's practice squad, first signing on September 14.

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