The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Tuesday that rookie linebacker Riley Bullough has been promoted from the team’s practice squad to its 53-man roster.
The former Spartan was signed by Tampa Bay as an undrafted free agent in May and played in all four of the team’s preseason games. Prior to his promotion, Bullough had been on the Buccaneers’ practice squad since the beginning of the regular season.
In the preseason, Bullough recorded 11 stops and one tackle for loss. In addition, Bullough gained recognition on the television show Hard Knocks over the summer when Tampa Bay coach Dirk Koetter praised him in a team meeting.
In order to make room for Bullough on the active roster, the team waived cornerback Deji Olatoye.
At Michigan State, Bullough recorded 214 tackles — 18 of which were tackles for loss — and 7.5 sacks in 50 games. He also made 4 interceptions, forced 2 fumbles and recovered 3 fumbles. He was named to the All-Big Ten second team as a junior and the All-Big Ten third team as a senior.
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