Tampa Bay Buccaneers Confirm Practice Squad


Aug 28, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Kafka (3) congratulates wide receiver Solomon Patton (86) after he scored a touchdown against the Washington Redskins during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. The Redskins won 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have confirmed the members of their 10-man practice squad.

For the first time, the NFL will allow 10 players on a practice squad rather the usual eight.

Here is the complete Bucs practice squad:

QB Mike Kafka
WR Solomon Patton
RB Jeff Demps
LB Brandon Magee
TE Cameron Brate
DT Matt Masifilo
CB Derrius Brooks
CB Brandon Dixon
LB Carlos Fields
S Kimario McFadden

Kafka, Patton, Demps, Magee, Brate and Masifilo were all with the Bucs during the 2014 preseason.

Dixon was with the New York Jets after being a sixth round draft pick in 2014. Fields spent the preseason with the Oakland Raiders while McFadden was with the Atlanta Falcons.

Brooks entered the league in 2012 and spent time with the Cincinnati Bengals and played 2013 in the CFL. He was with the New Orleans Saints for the 2014 preseason.

The minimum salary for a practice squad player is $6,300 a week. However, teams can pay them more to make sure they remain with the team. A player on a practice squad can be signed at any time by another team but must be put on the 53-man roster. A player cannot simply switch from one team’s practice squad to another.

In another roster move, the Bucs claimed guard Garrett Gilkey from the Cleveland Browns and waived undrafted rookie center Josh Allen to make room for him on the 53-man roster.