Guard Added to Practice Squad
The ever-fluid eight-man practice squad changed shape again on Tuesday when the Buccaneers signed rookie guard Brandon Carter and released rookie punter Brent Bowden.
Carter spent the preseason with the New Orleans Saints after signing as an undrafted free agent in May. At Texas Tech, the 6-6, 319-pound lineman started 40 of the 49 games in which he played, earning first-team All-Big 12 honors as a senior in 2009.
Bowden was the Buccaneers' sixth-round draft pick in April. He handled all of the team's punting duties during the 2010 preseason but was released on September 5 when the Bucs signed former Green Bay punter Chris Bryan. Bowden was subsequently signed to Tampa Bay's practice squad last Monday.