The Buccaneers made several roster moves this week & the moves include giving an opportunity to a rookie that defensive coordinator Todd Bowles believes is on a steady climb.
Bowles met with the media on Thursday. And while the team prepares to play its first game after the release of cornerback Vernon Hargreaves, Bowles has the task of stopping the division leading New Orleans Saints with a now even younger secondary. But while the release of Hargreaves removes the most experienced cornerback off the team, the team elevated cornerback Mazzi Wilkins from the practice squad to the active roster. Wilkins, who played his high school football at Plant High School in Tampa, has been waiting for this opportunity since he signed with the team as an undrafted free agent in July. And Bowles has made it clear that the rookie cornerback, who played at USF, has more than earned his chance to be a part of the 53 man roster.
Click below to hear the full interview with Bowles