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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today designated linebacker K.J. Britt for return from Injured Reserve.
Britt appeared in the opening seven games for the Buccaneers this season, leading the team with 138 special teams snaps and tying for third on the team with three special teams tackles, before being placed on Injured Reserve on October 25. Since being selected by Tampa Bay in the fifth round (No. 176 overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft, Britt has appeared in 24 career games with the Buccaneers, recording seven tackles (one for loss) and one quarterback hit defensively, while adding eight special teams tackles. The Oxford, Alabama, native, and Auburn product, wears No. 52 for Tampa Bay.
In addition, Tampa Bay signed tackle Grant Hermanns and safety Nolan Turner to the team’s practice squad.
Hermanns (6-7, 300) entered the league as a college free agent with the New York Jets in 2021, following his four-year collegiate career at Purdue (2016-19). He spent his first season on the Jets’ practice squad in 2021, remained with New York through the team’s 2022 training camp and was then waived on August 30, 2022. The Jets signed Hermanns to their practice squad for Weeks 1-5 before releasing him on October 11. During his stint with the Jets, Hermanns was elevated in Weeks 2 and 4, appearing on special teams. He later signed to the Miami Dolphins’ practice squad for Weeks 8-12 before being released on November 28. The Albuquerque, New Mexico, native will wear No. 74 for Tampa Bay.
Turner (6-1, 202) has spent the entirety of the 2022 season with Tampa Bay after signing with the Buccaneers as a college free agent on May 13, 2022. Following training camp, he was added to Tampa Bay’s practice squad on August 31 and was elevated twice in Weeks 6-7, appearing on special teams. He was then promoted to the active roster on October 27, where he remained until he was waived on December 5. In total, Turner has played in four games with the Buccaneers this season.
Turner played five seasons at Clemson (2017-21), appearing in 65 career games for the Tigers and ranking fourth all-time in games played in program history. The Vestavia Hills, Alabama, native was a two-time team captain and earned second-team All-America honors in 2020. He was a member of Clemson’s 2018 national championship team. His late father, Kevin, had an eight-year career in the NFL with New England (1992-94) and Philadelphia (1995-99). He wears No. 34 for Tampa Bay.
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