Jordan Shipley’s heading from Cincinnati to Tampa.
The Buccaneers announced Monday that they were awarded Shipley on waivers. The Bengals waived their 2010 third-round pick on Friday after he failed to land a spot in a wide receiver crew that was fairly open outside of A.J. Green this summer.
Shipley tore his ACL early last season and still seemed to be carrying the effects of the injury with the Bengals. He caught just one pass in the first two preseason games and the slot role he rode to 52 catches and 600 yards as a rookie looks like it will go to Andrew Hawkins.
Tampa looked to be in need of playmakers on offense during a dismal 30-7 loss to the Titans on Friday night. They gained just 21 yards on 10 passes by Josh Freeman and there doesn’t appear to be a set pecking order of receivers after Vincent Jackson. The fact that Shipley wasn’t healthy enough to get a longer look from the Bengals would seem to make it doubtful that he’d be the guy to jump to the head of that list, but he’ll get a shot to make his case before cutdown day.