The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today elevated safety Richard LeCounte III from the practice squad to the active roster for Sunday's game at San Francisco. It marks his second elevation of the season.
LeCounte (5-11, 196) originally entered the league as a fifth-round pick (169th overall) by the Cleveland Browns in the 2021 NFL Draft. He has appeared in 10 career games, making one start, and recording two tackles plus one special teams tackle. LeCounte was previously elevated for Tampa Bay's Week 8 matchup against the Buffalo Bills. The Riceboro, Georgia, native played collegiately at the University of Georgia (2017-20), appearing in 44 games and logging 176 tackles (6.5 for loss), 18 passes defensed, eight interceptions, six fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles. As a junior in 2019, LeCounte led the SEC with three fumble recoveries and ranked second in the conference with four interceptions. He wears No. 15 for Tampa Bay.