Bucs could look to Owusu or elsewhere to fill slot receiver role


With slot receiver Kevin Ogletree officially out in Tampa, the Bucs need a new slot receiver.

As Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times surmised during a Tuesday appearance on PFT Live, the new slot receiver could be Chris Owusu.  Coincidentally, Owusu was elevated to the active roster from the practice squad on Tuesday.

Stroud also suggested that the Bucs could look outside the building for help at the slot position.  One possibility could be Laurent Robinson, who preceded Ogletree as the slot man in Dallas.

Yes, Robinson has a history of concussions.  But so does Owusu.

Owusu went undrafted in 2012, and he initially was signed by the 49ers and his college coach, Jim Harbaugh.  Owusu didn’t make it onto the team’s final roster or practice squad.  He previously spent time on the Chargers’ practice squad.

For more from Stroud regarding the Bucs, where the identity of the slot receiver isn’t necessarily the top story in Tampa, click the box below.