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 .
Nunez-Roches (knee/ankle) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Nunez-Roches is a surprising addition to Friday's injury report, given that he was unlisted Wednesday and Thursday. The depth defensive tackle appears to have picked up a knee injury during practice, resulting in his questionable tag for Week 13. Nunez-Roches has not logged more than 10 defensive snaps since Week 8, so if he were to miss any time, it would be unlikely to significantly impact Tampa Bay's defense.
The Buccaneers quickly filled their open roster slot after they released fellow defensive tackle Jerel Worthy on Monday. A former sixth-round pick, Nunez-Roches started 11 games for Kansas City last season and recorded 24 tackles and a half-sack. Nunez-Roches will look to provide depth, because injuries to Beau Allen (foot) and Mitch Unrein (knee) have hit the Buccaneers' defensive line.
Nunez-Rochens (abdomen) recorded two total tackles (one for a loss) in Saturday's preseason game against the 49ers.
Nunez-Roches suffered a hip injury just over a week ago during practice, but given that he was able to play 27 snaps on defense for Indianapolis on Saturday, the tackle appears to have put the injury behind him.
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