The Buccaneers had recently (Tuesday, December 24th) waived tight end Jordan Leggett and wide receiver Ishmael Hyman to make room on the active roster for wide receiver Jaydon Mickens and cornerback John Franklin; However, Hyman and Leggett have been re-signed to the practice squad.
Hyman was activated when Mike Evans was placed on injury reserve with a hamstring injury. Hyman got his first NFL action in Detroit, but it was very limited, having been targeted just once for a three-yard gain. He did have a better game during last week’s loss against the Texans but was again limited. He was targeted three times, catching the ball just once for a 31 yard gain.
Cornerback/ Wide Receiver/ Quarterback John Franklin is a career backup. He may or may not get playing time, but is a body in case we need one. He is listed as a cornerback on the roster.
Wide Reciever Jaydon Mickens is a punt/kick return guy, and he’s not very good at it. It is the last game of the season, and we are depleted in a few areas, so this is just another body.