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Bucs to sign Chris Owusu off Chargers practice squad

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The Buccaneers have made two moves at wide receiver already this week, but it seems that they aren’t done adding to the group of players at the position.

Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the team will sign wide receiver Chris Owusu off of the Chargers’ practice squad. The move could be officially announced as early as Thursday night.

Owusu was one of Andrew Luck’s favorite targets at Stanford, but he had his final collegiate season cut short by concussions. Concerns about those injuries helped Owusu slide out of the draft and he wound up on San Diego’s practice squad after former college coach Jim Harbaugh didn’t keep him on the 49ers this summer. If Owusu does wind up on the Bucs, he’ll have to remain on the 53-man roster for three weeks.

The Buccaneers are expected to place wide receiver Sammie Stroughter on injured reserve to make room for Owusu on the roster. He hurt his foot in the loss to the Giants.

In the last few days, the Buccaneers have brought back two players they cut this summer — Jordan Shipley and Tiquan Underwood — while cutting loose Preston Parker in a bid to make over their receiving corps on the fly. There’s not much settled behind Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams, so all three players should have a good chance of earning playing time in the weeks to come.

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5 Responses to “Bucs to sign Chris Owusu off Chargers practice squad”
  1. mikealstott says: Sep 20, 2012 7:39 PM

    It hardly matters…Freeman can only throw to V-Jax while he is triple covered and running backs that are two yards down field…

  2. buchopeful says: Sep 20, 2012 8:18 PM

    you’re a smart one…get real

  3. brutusmandingo says: Sep 20, 2012 8:24 PM

    mikealstott you obviously didn’t watch the game or seww Williams getting open josh has a more than capable arm smh you obviously aren’t a Buccaneers fan listen josh is way better than any qb we had lol and yes Brad was awesome but threw alotta wobbly ducks and Garcia was luck a speedy Galloway bailed him out

  4. bucrightoff says: Sep 20, 2012 9:12 PM

    Totally off topic but that throw on the (in)completion to Williams at the end of the game was a simply beautiful throw by Freeman.

  5. glazerh8er says: Sep 20, 2012 11:12 PM

    bucrightoff- agreed, only a few qb’s can make that throw

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