Bucs promote WR Evan Spencer

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The Buccaneers promoted rookie wide receiver Evan Spencer from their practice squad Tuesday.

The team waived linebacker Orie Lemon to make room for Spencer, who fills a need at wide receiver for the Bucs following Vincent Jackson’s knee injury. The Bucs probably see Spencer as a good fit for the receiving corps they’ll bring to camp next summer.

He had been on the Bucs’ practice squad since late September.

Spencer helped Ohio State win the national championship last season. He was drafted by the Redskins in the sixth round last spring and released with an injury settlement after he was injured late in the preseason.