Dawson's promotion was also part of a shakeup on the Buccaneers' eight-man practice squad. Tackle
Dawson (5-9, 183) signed with Washington Redskins after the 2013 draft and made it through the preseason before being waived in the final roster cuts. The Buccaneers picked him up the next day to complete the first iteration of their 2013 practice squad. Dawson's last game action actually occurred at Raymond James Stadium, as he caught one pass for 11 yards for the Redskins against the Buccaneers in the 2013 preseason finale.
AT TCU, Dawson played in 49 games and made 13 starts, finishing with 91 receptions for 1,125 yards and six touchdowns. His top season came during his 2011 junior campaign, when he hauled in 45 passes for 500 yards and five scores. He was also the Horned Frogs' primary kickoff and punt return man as a senior, and he earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors in that role. Dawson and current St. Louis Rams rookie Tavon Austin were the only two players in the conference to rank among the top five in both kickoff and punt return average.
Saenz (6-0, 195) first came to the Buccaneers late in his 2012 rookie season after entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Buffalo Bills. Saenz joined Tampa Bay's practice squad on December 26 and then, after the season, was re-signed on a futures contract for 2013. He remained with the team through the beginning of training camp but was waived a few days into camp.