The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are making two practice squad elevations ahead of their Wild Card game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The team is elevating running back Patrick Laird and outside linebacker Jose Ramirez to the active roster on Monday. The two players have been staples of Tampa Bay’s practice squad throughout the 2023 season.
As Greg Auman of FOX Sports pointed out, it’s unlikely that those two will play in the game. The players will get a bonus for being active in the playoffs, and as a result, Laird and Ramirez are likely being elevated as an award for being solid on the practice squad for the entire year. The practice is common, and it’s one that the Bucs have participated in before.
The team’s inactives will be announced 90 minutes before the start of the game on Monday.