The Bucs elevated two gamers from the observe squad to the energetic roster for the Week 18 recreation in Atlanta in opposition to the Falcons. Tampa Bay elevated outdoors linebacker Ifeadi Odenigbo (If-AH-Dee, Oh-DEN-EE-bo) and deal with Justin Skule (College). With left deal with Donovan Smith (foot) and outdoors linebacker Carl Nassib (pectoral) not enjoying on Sunday, the Bucs had been shorthanded at these positions.
It marks the primary elevation of the season for Odenigbo and the second for Skule. As well as, senior offensive assistant Rick Cristophel will likely be unavailable for Sunday’s recreation, in accordance with the Bucs. His duties will likely be assumed by varied members of the offensive teaching workers.
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Odenigbo (6-3, 258) appeared in 13 video games for the Indianapolis Colts this season previous to being waived on December 20, recording 12 tackles (three for loss), six quarterback hits, 3.5 sacks and one pressured fumble. Beforehand, Odenigbo hung out with the Minnesota Vikings (2017, 2019-20), Arizona Cardinals (2018) and Cleveland Browns (2018, 2021).
Odenigbo entered the league as a seventh-round choice (No. 220 general) of the Vikings within the 2017 NFL Draft and has since amassed 82 tackles (13 for loss), 37 quarterback hits, 14.0 sacks, three fumble recoveries and two pressured fumbles in 54 profession video games performed. The Centerville, Ohio, native performed collegiately at Northwestern. Odenigbo wears No. 44 for Tampa Bay.
Skule (6-6, 315) has spent nearly all of the 2022 season on Tampa Bay’s observe squad, having beforehand been elevated for the Week 16 recreation vs. Arizona. He has appeared in 31 profession video games, making 12 begins, since coming into the league as a sixth-round choice (No.183 general) of the San Francisco 49ers within the 2019 NFL Draft.
Skule spent the 2021 season on Injured Reserve for the 49ers after struggling a knee harm in June. The Clifton, Virginia, native is a product of Vanderbilt, the place he began the ultimate 40 video games of his collegiate profession. Skule wears No. 77 for Tampa Bay.