Buccaneers Promote CB and Sign CB to Practice Squad
According to Greg Auman of The Athletic, the Buccaneers are promoting CB Mazzi Wilkins from the practice squad to the active 53 man roster and signing CB John Franklin III to the practice squad. Wilkins is a hometown guy as he played High School football at Plant High and played college football at USF. Wilkins made some plays in the preseason and training camp that caught the coaching staffs attention so they kept him around on the practice squad. Franklin III may be remembered from the Netflix original series Last Chance U as one of the QBs for East Mississippi Junior College. Franklin III went on to play CB at Auburn and then was signed by the Chicago Bears as an Undrafted free agent.
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