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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign WR David Douglas Off of New York Giants Practice Squad

November 22nd, 2012 at 10:00 AM
By Dan Benton

The New York Giants practice squad saw quite a shuffle on Wednesday, and not just because the team activated tackle Selvish Capers to the 53-man roster and signed guard Stephen Gooden to replace him, but because the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ravaged it. After facing the reality that Arrelious Benn is headed to Injured Reserve, the Bucs signed wide receiver David Douglas off of Big Blue's practice squad.

Although Douglas didn't make many waives during the preseason, hauling in only one pass for 23 yards (several other plays were called back due to holding), he was a big surprise during training camp. The undrafted rookie free agent out of Arizona turned a lot of heads, and had some experts wondering if he had made enough of an impression to earn a spot on the 53-man roster. Alas, he was released and signed to the practice squad during the final round of cuts.

When Domenik Hixon went down with a high ankle sprain against the Cincinnati Bengals, it was immediately speculated that Douglas would get the call. Instead, he's on his way to Tampa where he'll play under former Giants quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan, who is now the Offensive Coordinator for the Bucs.

The Giants have yet to sign someone to replace Douglas.

Photo Credit: Mike Gannon

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