McElroy reverted back to the Buccaneers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log. McElroy was elevated to the active roster with Rob Gronkowski (ribs) sidelined for a second straight week. The 6-foot-6 tight end played 12 offensive snaps and had his only catch negated by a roughing the passer penalty.
McElroy was brought up from the practice squad Saturday for the Buccaneers' Week 5 matchup versus the Dolphins. The tight end will provide the team with a third healthy option at the position with Rob Gronkowski (ribs) still out this weekend. McElroy played four snaps in Week 4 while failing to reel in his only target.
McElroy reverted to Tampa Bay's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transactions report. McElroy was elevated to the active roster for Sunday's win over the Patriots, so it's automatic for him to revert to the practice squad. He didn't record any official stats while playing eight total snaps, four each on offense and special teams.
The Buccaneers elevated McElroy to their active roster from their practice squad Saturday. McElroy was waived by the Buccaneers before the 53-man roster deadline, but he latched onto their practice squad after clearing waivers. He will likely serve as a depth behind Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard while Rob Gronkowski (ribs) is sidelined for Week 4.
The Bucs waived McElroy on Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. McElroy was inconsistent during the Bucs' final preseason contest Saturday. He showed off his athleticism on a 20-yard touchdown catch, but he also missed his assignment on special teams that led to a blocked field-goal attempt. Tampa Bay has elected to keep just three tight ends -- Cameron Brate, O.J. Howard and Rob Gronkowski -- on their 53-man roster. McElroy will likely end up on the Bucs' practice squad if he clears waivers.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|8||10/31||@New Orleans Saints||6||4.00|
|10||11/14||@Washington Football Team||15||7.00|
|11||11/22||New York Giants||20||8.67|
|15||12/19||New Orleans Saints||6||4.00|
|17||01/02||@New York Jets||24||9.40|
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