On Tuesday, wide receiver Ishmael Hyman and tight end Jordan Leggett were waived from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' active roster in order to make room for the promotions of cornerback John Franklin and wide receiver Jaydon Mickens from the practice squad. On Thursday, the Buccaneers completed the circle by using the two vacated practice squad spots to bring back Hyman and Leggett.
Both Hyman and Leggett had previous lengthy stints on Tampa Bay's practice squad. Leggett opened the season with that crew before being promoted in Week Nine after tight end Antony Auclair hit injured reserve. Hyman joined the practice squad in Week Four and then was bumped up in Week 15 after Mike Evans was lost to a hamstring injury.
Hyman played in the Buccaneers' last two games and contributed two catches for 34 yards. His 31-yard reception just before halftime last Saturday led to a game-tying touchdown catch by Justin Watson against the Houston Texans.
Leggett was named a game-day inactive for each of the nine games for which he was on the active roster. He did play in all four preseason games for the Buccaneers, with one start, and he caught three passes for 39 yards and a touchdown.