The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have likely lost Ryan Jensen for the season, but they were able to get a promising lineman back in Sadarius Hutcherson on Friday.
Per The Athletic’s Greg Auman, Hutcherson was removed from the Active/PUP list, therefore, he is now allowed to practice with the team.
Bucs have activated guard Sadarius Hutcherson off the active/PUP list, which helps the offensive line depth. He missed all of his rookie season with an August knee injury.— Greg Auman (@gregauman) July 29, 2022
Hutcherson plays guard, which allows the Buccaneers to focus Nick Leverett’s attention on the center position. That will obviously help Leverett’s development at the position and that’s big – considering he will likely be the backup to Robert Hainsey this year.
Hutcherson is still technically a rookie since he was placed on IR during the 2021 preseason. Regardless, he was impressing the coaching staff before his injury. There’s definitely a chance he makes the Buccaneers final 53-man roster if he can get back to where he was before the injury and also shows improvement.
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