Bucs Activate Carlton Davis, Promote Breshad Perriman

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will get a little extra help on both sides of the ball in Week 13.

On Friday, the Buccaneers activated cornerback Carlton Davis from injured reserve, clearing the way for him to see his first game action since he suffered a calf injury in Week Four. In addition, the Buccaneers signed wide receiver Breshad Perriman from their practice squad to the active roster, making him available to play on Sunday against the Falcons as well.

The Buccaneers did not have to make any corresponding moves on the 53-man roster because they had three open spots following the placement of guard Aaron Stinnie on injured reserve and the suspensions of wide receiver Antonio Brown and safety Mike Edwards. After Friday’s moves, Tampa Bay currently has 52 players on the active roster.

Davis suffered his injury, which he described on Thursday as torn quad muscle, in a Week Four contest at New England and was placed on injured reserve. He returned to practice on November 24, opening a 21-day window in which the Buccaneers could activate him to the 53-man roster. Before his injury he started the first four games of the season and contributed 15 tackles, one interception and five passes defensed.

Davis is the second cornerback to return from injured reserve for the Buccaneers in the last three weeks. Sean Murphy-Bunting, who suffered a dislocated elbow early in the team’s season-opening win against Dallas, was activated…

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