They will count toward the team’s active roster limit of 90 players for training camp, but the team can activate them off the list at any time this summer.
Wilcox, a seventh-round choice out of BYU, has a hamstring injury, Greg Auman of TheAthletic.com reports. Wilcox will compete for the final cornerback job.
Franklin continues to work his way back from a torn ACL in his left knee. He underwent surgery Sept. 1 after injuring his knee during a 2020 preseason practice.
The Bucs also announced they have waived safety Curtis Riley, who injured his Achilles tendon during the team’s three-day minicamp last month. He had signed with the Bucs on May 17 after previously seeing regular-season action with the Titans, Giants, Raiders, Cardinals and Vikings.
Riley’s departure leaves the roster at 89 players, so Tampa Bay could be adding a veteran safety. The Bucs have seven safeties, including two undrafted rookies, competing for what’s expected to be four jobs.