Despite being involved in seven transactions since September 3, linebacker Josh Keyes has played in every game for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers so far this season. An eighth transaction would be necessary for that to remain true, as Keyes currently finds himself on the Buccaneers' practice squad.
The Bucs re-signed both Keyes and rookie running back Russell Hansbrough to that 10-man practice squad on Wednesday. Two spots were open thanks to the promotion of wide receiver Jeremy Butler to the active roster on Tuesday and the release of wide receiver Jonathan Krause.
The Buccaneers obviously value having Keyes in the fold, as he has played in 11 games since 2015 and has otherwise spent significant time on the practice squad. In his four games so far this season, the former undrafted free agent has recorded a team-leading three special teams tackles. Last year, Keyes recorded five tackles on defense, one for a loss, and added two kick-coverage stops.
Hansbrough also entered the league as an undrafted free agent after playing his college ball at Missouri. He played in all four preseason games, carrying the ball 22 times for 50 yards and adding 32 yards on seven receptions. He also contributed on special teams, tying for fourth during the preseason with two kick-coverage tackles. Hansbrough began the season on Tampa Bay's practice squad but was released on September 14.