The Buccaneers will once again use all four of their practice squad protection options in Week Two, this time putting that designation on K Jose Borregales, CB Herb Miller, T Brandon Walton and TE Deon Yelder
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers used all four of their practice squad protection options in Week One, but two of those protected players – safety Andrew Adams and wide receiver Jaydon Mickens – have since been promoted to the active roster. That led to a somewhat different protection list in Week Two.
For the second week in a row, tackle Brandon Walton and Deon Yelder will get that designation. This time, they’ll be joined by kicker Jose Borregales and cornerback Herb Miller.
The option to protect players from being signed away by other teams was one of a number of new rules adopted regarding the practice squad in 2020 to give teams more roster flexibility during the pandemic. The NFL elected to keep those rules in place for 2021.