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Buccaneers bring back Jordan Shipley

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Jordan Shipley is getting another chance with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Shipley, the wide receiver who played two preseason games for the Bucs after he was waived by the Bengals in August but failed to make the 53-man roster, signed with Tampa Bay today.

The 26-year-old Shipley was a third-round pick of the Bengals in 2010 and had an impressive rookie season, catching 52 passes for 600 yards and three touchdowns. But he tore his ACL and MCL in Week Two of his second season and didn’t appear to be back to full speed in Bengals camp this year. If he is at full speed now, he has the talent to be a valuable addition to the Bucs’ passing game, especially while slot receiver Preston Parker is dealing with a foot injury.

To make room for Shipley on the 53-man roster, the Bucs released guard Derek Hardman. The team also announced that it signed defensive end D.J. Bryant to the practice squad and released linebacker J.K. Schaffer from the practice squad.

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6 Responses to “Buccaneers bring back Jordan Shipley”
  1. mazblast says: Sep 18, 2012 12:26 PM

    If healthy, he can be a good enough underneath receiver. In 2010, he did the dirty work while TO and Chad Whatever-His-Name-Is did the talking.

  2. sungateman says: Sep 18, 2012 12:31 PM

    From a Bengal and Buc fan, Good Luck Jordan!!

  3. maximus929 says: Sep 18, 2012 1:45 PM

    He’s a good return man too… just ask OU!

  4. modified513 says: Sep 18, 2012 2:18 PM

    as a Bengal fan I’m sad to see him gone. he was one of my favorites, so much talent and no crazy wife beating ego. glad to see he’s back playing again!

  5. samoanjungle says: Sep 18, 2012 2:23 PM

    Awesome guy – good luck Jordan.

  6. bucfan17 says: Sep 19, 2012 9:04 PM

    As a Bucs fan and UT Alum, thoroughly enjoy watching this guy play. Get out there, Jordan and make some rain. Good luck.

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