— Greg Auman (@gregauman) January 19, 2024
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are at near-full strength for their Divisional Round matchup against the Detroit Lions, but there’s one player they definitively will not have back.
Bucs defensive tackle Mike Greene was placed on Injured Reserve on Dec. 1 in 2023 just a few days after the team played the Indianapolis Colts in Week 12 with a calf injury. The team opened his 21-day window to return to the roster on Dec. 27, but on Wednesday, that window expired, so he will remain on IR for the rest of the postseason.
In the 10 games Greene played, he recorded six tackles. Greene’s spot after heading to IR was replaced by longtime Bucs defensive end Pat O’Connor. He was an undrafted free agent out of James Madison, one of many on the Bucs roster for the 2023-24 season.