Nunez-Roches re-signed with the Buccaneers on Friday, Carmen Vitall of the team's official site reports. Nunez-Roches played a reserve role in Tampa Bay last season, appearing in three games and posting two tackles. The 25-year-old will once again provide interior depth behind Gerald McCoy, Beau Allen and Vita Vea in 2019.
Nunez-Roches is absent from Wednesday's injury report, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Nunez-Roches has missed two straight games due to lingering knee and ankle injuries, but appears to have made a return to full health. Barring any setbacks, expect the depth defensive lineman to suit up against the Saints on Sunday .
The Colts claimed Nunez-Roches off waivers from the Chiefs on Friday. Nunez-Roches was waived by Kansas City earlier in the week after totaling 24 tackles (13 solo) and a half-sack in 16 games with the Chiefs in 2017. The 24-year-old could serve in a rotational role on the Colts' defensive line if he cracks the 53-man roster in September.
Nunez-Roches is questionable to return to Thursday's game against the Raiders due to back spasms. Nunez-Roches was forced to exit Thursday's contest in the second quarter and his absence leaves an already thin Kansas City defensive front without one of it's top backups. Look for T. J. Barnes and Jarvis Jenkins to see a few extra snaps as long as Nunez-Roches is sidelined.
Nunez-Roches was promoted to the active roster on Tuesday. Nunez-Roches spent the first part of the season on the Chiefs practice squad after being selected in the sixth round of the 2015 draft. Allen Bailey (shoulder) was moved to the IR, paving the way for 23-year-old's call up. The defensive end has a chance to earn a starting opportunity due to Bailey's injury, but Chris Jones is likely to take over as starter until Nunez-Roches gets acclimated.