Buccaneers sign Patrick Laird

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The Buccaneers have added a running back.

Tampa Bay has signed Patrick Laird, the team announced on Monday.

Laird entered the league in 2019 with the Dolphins and spent his first three seasons with the club. He’s appeared in 37 games with four starts, recording 244 yards rushing with one touchdown. He’s also caught 36 passes for 289 yards.

The Buccaneers may have needed a running back because Giovani Bernard exited Saturday’s preseason game with an injury.

Laird previously tried out with the Buccaneers in May.

As a corresponding roster move, Tampa Bay placed running back Kenjon Barner on injured reserve.

3 responses to “Buccaneers sign Patrick Laird

  1. Ouch.

    He’s great to have around. Terrible if he has to play.

    Dolphins are deep at RB, just wait til they cut someone better.

  2. He can do a bit of everything. He won’t wow you with speed or athleticism but he can run a bit and has decent hands. I always liked him in Miami even though he didn’t see that many opportunities there. If he gets opportunities as Brady’s safety valve then he’ll be in line for some decent work. Good signing even if it’s just for injury depth.

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