Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Daniels Lands on IR

Rookie WR Chris Daniels will remain with the team on injured reserve after Monday’s shoulder dislocation


WR Chris Daniels can continue to learn from coach Charlie Williams after Daniels was placed on injured reserve

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers pared their roster by one player again on Thursday, moving WR Chris Daniels to injured reserve. On Wednesday, TE Lovett Purnell was released. Those two moves give the Bucs a jump on next Tuesday, when they must reduce their roster to 65 players. After the Daniels move, it stands at 84.

Daniels suffered a dislocated right shoulder during Monday night's final practice at the University of Tampa, injuring the joint he had previously dislocated partially in 1997. He becomes the first Buccaneer to land on injured reserve in 2000.

Daniels played in the Bucs' preseason game against Washington on August 4 and caught one pass for 11 yards. An undrafted free agent out of Purdue signed by the Bucs on April 17, he ranks fourth on the Boilermakers' career receptions list with 158 catches.

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