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Top Patrick Laird News

  • Buccaneers' Patrick Laird: Sticks with Tampa

    Laird signed a reserve/future contract with the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

    Laird was elevated from Tampa Bay's practice squad for each of their two playoff games this season, but he was ultimately left inactive. The 28-year-old hasn't seen NFL action since 2021 when he was with the Dolphins, appearing in six contests but getting only one carry for four yards.

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  • Patrick Laird: Reverts to practice squad

    Laird reverted to the Bucs' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

    With Chase Edmonds (toe) listed as questionable, the Bucs elevated Laird to the active roster ahead of Sunday's playoff game against the Lions. Edmonds was healthy enough to play, so Laird was inactive for the game. Laird hasn't appeared in a regular-season game since 2021.

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  • Buccaneers' Patrick Laird: Won't play versus Lions

    Laird (coach's decision) is listed as inactive ahead of Sunday's divisional-round matchup against Detroit.

    Laird was elevated from the practice squad for the second week in a row Saturday, and it appeared he could have a chance to suit up for the first time this season with No. 2 running back Chase Edmonds considered questionable to play with a toe injury; however, the latter running back was ultimately listed as active Sunday afternoon. As a result, Laird will be ruled a healthy scratch for the second straight contest, leaving Rachaad White, Edmonds and rookie Sean Tucker to once again fill out Tampa Bay's running back room Sunday.

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  • Buccaneers' Patrick Laird: Elevated for divisional round

    The Buccaneers elevated Laird to the active roster Saturday.

    Laird was called up for the Bucs' NFC wild-card win over the Eagles, but he was inactive, as Chase Edmonds (toe) was able to suit up. Edmonds is listed as questionable for Sunday's NFC divisional-round game against the Lions, and if he cannot go, Laird would operate as the third running back behind Rachaad White and Sean Tucker.

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  • Patrick Laird: Returns to practice squad

    Laird reverted to Tampa Bay's practice squad Tuesday, per the NFL's transaction log.

    Laird was elevated from the practice squad Monday but was left inactive for Tampa Bay's 32-9 win over the Eagles in the wild-card round. With Rachaad White, Chase Edmonds and Sean Tucker healthy, Laird is unlikely to crack the game-day roster for the divisional round Sunday in Detroit.

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  • Buccaneers' Patrick Laird: Inactive Monday

    Laird (coach's decision) is inactive for Monday's wild-card game against the Eagles, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

    The running back was elevated from the practice squad Monday but did not make the cut for the gameday roster of 48 players, per Smith. Laird has not appeared in a game this season and sits behind Rachaad White, Chase Edmonds and Sean Tucker on the depth chart.

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  • Buccaneers' Patrick Laird: Elevated to active roster

    The Buccaneers elevated Laird to the active roster Monday.

    Laird did not see the field during the entire regular season. He will be available to do so if needed in Monday's wild-card contest against the Eagles. The running back is behind Rachaad White, Chase Edmonds and Sean Tucker on the depth chart.

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  • Patrick Laird: Let go by Bucs

    The Buccaneers released Laird on Monday, Greg Auman of Fox Sports reports.

    Laird was the fifth running back on Tampa Bay's depth chart, rendering this move relatively unsurprising. While he was unable to secure a role on the 53-man roster, it is still possible for him to get an opportunity on the team's practice squad. If that does not come to fruition, the 28-year-old will look for a fresh start elsewhere. He primarily played a depth running back role in Miami during his first three seasons.

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  • Buccaneers' Patrick Laird: Breaks off impressive run Saturday

    Laird rushed three times for 27 yards and brought in his only target for one yard in the Buccaneers' 26-20 preseason win over the Ravens on Saturday night.

    Laird logged the second-fewest snaps among the Buccaneers' running backs, but he put them to good use with a 21-yard scamper. The fourth-year pro is a versatile asset that can contribute as a runner, receiver and in multiple facets on special teams. Those traits, combined with his experience edge over undrafted rookies Sean Tucker and Ronnie Brown, could be enough to secure him a reserve running back role.

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  • Buccaneers' Patrick Laird: Solid workload in preseason win

    Laird rushed nine times for 20 yards in the Buccaneers' 13-6 preseason win over the Jets on Saturday night.

    Laird logged 19 snaps and paced the Buccaneers' backfield in carries. The fourth-year pro is battling undrafted rookies Sean Tucker and Ronnie Brown for a roster spot, and Laird could potentially have the inside track to a backup role due to his contributions on special teams. All the players in the competition, Laird included, will get another opportunity to make their case in the preseason finale versus the Ravens on Saturday night.

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  • Buccaneers' Patrick Laird: Lands future deal

    Tampa Bay signed Laird to a reserve/future contract Tuesday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

    Laird spent the entire 2022 campaign on Tampa Bay's practice squad. With his new contract, he'll have a chance to compete for a larger role during the upcoming offseason.

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  • Patrick Laird: Joins Bucs' practice squad

    Laird was signed to the Buccaneers' practice squad Wednesday, Doug Kyed of Pro Football Focus reports.

    Laird will return to the Buccaneers after he was waived Tuesday. The running back will begin the 2022 season on the practice squad, but he provides the team with another backfield option with NFL experience.

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  • Buccaneers' Patrick Laird: Heavily featured in finale

    Laird rushed 12 times for 35 yards and secured all three targets for 19 yards in the Buccaneers' 27-10 preseason loss to the Colts on Saturday night.

    Laird was thought to be a borderline camp body when he signed Aug. 15, but the combination of his extended look Saturday and the lingering absence of Giovani Bernard (ankle) arguably leaves open the possibility the Buccaneers are at least contemplating the former as a possible No. 4 back. Greg Auman of The Athletic notes Bernard is guaranteed $895,000 if he's still with the team Week 1, and Laird is also three years younger than his 30-year-old veteran teammate while boasting solid pass-catching skills in his own right. The immediate fate of both players will be known soon enough considering Tuesday's 4pm ET 53-man roster deadline, and Laird is still probably a much likelier candidate for the practice squad than the active roster.

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  • Patrick Laird: Waived by Buccaneers

    Laird was waived by the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

    Laird failed to make the Buccaneers' final roster after joining the team mid-camp this summer. The running back produced 35 rushing yards on 13 carries and caught four passes for 20 yards while playing in two games this preseason. Laird is a top candidate to join the Buccaneers' practice squad if he passes through waivers unclaimed.

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  • Buccaneers' Patrick Laird: Quiet in Bucs debut

    Laird rushed once for no gain and brought in his only target for one yard in the Buccaneers' 13-3 preseason loss to the Titans on Saturday night.

    Laird, who'd just signed with the Bucs on Monday, logged a total of 10 snaps from scrimmage and five additional on special teams. The fourth-year pro had last seen game action back in Week 13 of last season with the Dolphins, and he figures in as a long shot to make the final 53-man roster with the team's top four running back spots seemingly set.

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  • Buccaneers' Patrick Laird: Inks deal with Tampa Bay

    The Buccaneers signed Laird on Monday, independent NFL reporter Dov Kleiman reports.

    Laird appeared in six games last year for Miami before landing on injured reserve with an MCL injury. He was designated to return from IR at the beginning of January, but he remained sidelined for the remainder of the campaign. Now healthy, he'll look to carve out a role in Tampa Bay's backfield, which just put Kenjon Barner (undisclosed) on IR and has Giovani Bernard (ankle) dealing with an injury.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 205 lbs
Birthplace: San Luis Obispo, CA
Age: 28
School: California
Experience: 4