Minter has experience working with coach Bruce Arians from his time in Arizona. He played sparingly for the Bucs last season, appearing in five games and playing just 83 total snaps. Minter will have a chance to advance up the depth chart with Kwon Alexander heading to San Francisco.
Minter (calf) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Minter suffered a calf injury during Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Saints. With the depth linebacker now sidelined, Cameron Lynch and Riley Bullough could be in line for increased offensive snaps. Tight end Tanner Hudson takes Minter's spot on the 53-man roster.
The severity of the injury remains unclear, but Minter will be unavailable for the remainder of Sunday's game. Cameron Lynch is the remaining reserve linebacker active for the Buccaneers.
The Buccaneers released Minter on Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Minter agreed to a deal with Tampa Bay on Oct. 23 and totaled one tackle on special teams in Sunday's 37-34 loss to the Bengals. The 27-year-old linebacker has 256 career tackles and will look to join another squad in search of depth.
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