Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Moves from Earl Watford COVID List to IR

September 6, 2021
Earl Watford

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Moves from Earl Watford COVID List to IR

The Buccaneers made a couple of list moves with veteran watchman Earl Watford on Sunday, first enacting him from the save/COVID-19 rundown and afterward putting him on harmed save

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers enacted veteran watchman Earl Watford from the hold/COVID-19 rundown however he won’t take up a spot on the 53-man list. All things being equal, Watford has been put on harmed save.

Watford was one of four players who arrived on the COVID list in the week paving the way to the Buccaneers’ preseason finale in Houston. Two of the others, kicker Ryan Succop and gatekeeper Nick Leverett have additionally been actuated and are on the 53-man program. Guarded lineman Ndamukong Suh is the keep going player still on that rundown however Head Coach Bruce Arians said he expected to have every one of the four players back by Monday.

Watford got back to the Buccaneers in mid-August after the group was hit by a series of wounds along the hostile line, and he played in the initial two preseason games prior to winding up on the COVID list. He was likewise on the Buccaneers practice crew for Super Bowl LV in February.

Watford initially entered the NFL as a fourth-round draft pick by Arizona in 2014, when current Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians was at the Cardinals’ steerage. Watford played four seasons and began 21 games for Arians prior to going to Cleveland for one season in 2018. After Arians emerged from a one-year retirement to take over as the Buccaneers’ Head Coach in 2019, Watford rejoined his previous mentor and wound up playing in 15 games with four beginnings.

Watford didn’t re-sign with Tampa Bay in 2020 and was momentarily on New England’s training crew in December, however he got back to the Buccaneers during the postseason, first on the dynamic list and afterward on the training crew.

The Buccaneers presently have four players on the harmed hold list: Watson, outside linebacker Cam Gill and gatekeepers Sadarius Hutcherson and John Molchon. Everything except Hutcherson are qualified to get back to the dynamic list following at least three weeks on I.R.