Bucs promote coveted quarterback John Wolford to 53-man roster

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TAMPA — Several quarterback-needy teams wanted to sign John Wolford from the Bucs practice squad, but he has decided to remain with Tampa Bay.

Wolford, 28, was signed to the Bucs’ 53-man roster Tuesday.

Several undisclosed teams looking for quarterbacks after Sunday’s games contacted the Bucs about Wolford, the No. 3 QB behind Baker Mayfield and Kyle Trask.

The Rams were thin at the position after announcing Matthew Stafford has a sprained UCL in the thumb of his throwing hand. Brett Rypien is the backup, but rookie Stetson Bennett is on the non-football injury list.

Wolford served as the backup to Stafford and Jared Goff during his four seasons with the Rams and even started a playoff game. But he was replaced by Rypien this offseason.

The Vikings lost starter Kirk Cousins to a torn Achilles.

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