Trattou was placed on injured reserve Monday with an undisclosed injury, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Trattou signed with the Buccaneers back in July after serving as a backup in Minnesota each of the last four seasons. He was expected to play a similar role in Tampa Bay this season prior to being placed on IR.
Trattou signed a contract with Tampa Bay on Thursday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times Reports.
Trattou has been a backup defensive lineman in Minnesota the last four seasons. He played in all 16 games in 2016, but totaled just four tackles on the year. He'll likely be little more than a depth player with the Buccaneers.
Vikings defensive end Justin Trattou is inactive Sunday against the Vikings.
Trattou backs up Everson Griffin at right defensive end and the Vikings will be without needed depth. Depth is more of an issue than usual with the game being played at high altitude.
Vikings defensive end Justin Trattou is not expected to play this week at Denver after he left the game last week on crutches, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Trattou is a reserve who doesn't get much playing time, but made the most of it in Week 2 with an interception. It sounds like he could be out for a while.
The Vikings announced several roster moves prior to Sunday's game against the Jets. The team placed rookie back Jerick McKinnon on injured reserve and elevated defensive end Justin Trattou from the practice squad. The team also added safety Ahmad Dixon to the practice squad.
The Vikings signed nine players to their practice squad: running back Joe Banyard, wideouts Kain Colter and Donte Foster, defensive tackle Isame Faciane, tight end Chase Ford, cornerback Kendall James, center Zac Kerin, offensive tackle Mike Remmers and defensive end Justin Trattou.
Minnesota released linebacker Larry Dean and offensive tackle Austin Wentworth.
The Vikings made a slew of cuts Saturday to pare their roster down to the required 53 for the regular season.
The following players were cut: OL Jeff Baca, DT Chase Baker, RB Joe Banyard, S Kurt Coleman, WR Kain Colter, S Chris Crocker, DT Fred Evans, DT Isame Faciane, TE Chase Ford, WR Donte Foster, LB Justin Jackson, CB Kendall James, OL Zac Kerin, CB Julian Posey, TE Allen Reisner, OL Mike Remmers, DE Justin Trattou, RB Dominique Williams and LB Mike Zimmer.
The Vikings made a series of roster moves Saturday, in the wake of John Carlson's placement on injured reserve. The Vikings also waived defensive back Robert Steeples, and used the two available roster spots to sign running back Joe Banyard and defensive lineman Justin Trattou from the practice squad.
The Vikings waived defensive end Justin Trattou Saturday and signed tight end Chase Ford to the active roster from the practice squad, reports the team's official site.
Last week, Minnesota waived Ford to sign Trattou.
The Vikings waived tight end Chase Ford and signed defensive end Justin Trattou.
Minnesota has waived defensive end Justin Trattou Saturday, the team's official site reports. The Vikings signed tight end Chase Ford from the practice squad to take his place on the active roster.
The Vikings listed seven players as inactive for the game at the Giants: quarterback Matt Cassel, cornerback A.J. Jefferson (ankle), wideout Rodney Smith (hip), linebacker Gerald Hodges, defensive tackle Chase Baker, defensive end Justin Trattou and guard Jeff Baca.
The Vikings enter Week 6 against the Panthers with a clean bill of health, as their inactive list Sunday features all healthy scratches.
Newly acquired quarterback Josh Freeman headlines the list, and is joined by offensive lineman Jeff Baca, linebackers Audie Cole and Gerald Hodges, defensive back Mistral Raymond, and defensive linemen Chase Baker and Justin Trattou.
The Vikings waived defensive end George Johnson and signed defensive end Justin Trattou, the team announced.
The Giants announced they've re-signed running back Da'Rel Scott and parted ways with defensive end Justin Trattou.
Scott caught 10 passes for 98 yards and a touchdown and averaged 3.5 yards per carry in the first four games before being cut. The Giants re-signed him due to David Wilson's neck injury.
Trattou made three tackles in five games.
The Giants also added cornerback Junior Mertile and linebacker Darin Drakeford to their practice squad.
The Giants had several injured players healthy and ready to play for the Week 4 game at Kansas City Sunday. Those players are as follows: LB Spencer Paysinger (hip); DB Terrell Thomas (knee); DL Justin Trattou (ankle); and LB Jacquian Williams (knee).
The Giants head into Week 4 against the Chiefs with a considerable number of players listed on the injury report. Fortunately, the defense should be at least relatively healthy, as the players with the best chance of taking the field Sunday are all on that side of the ball.
While defensive back Corey Webster (hip) has already been ruled out, the team is holding out hope for five other players. Safety Cooper Taylor (shoulder) and linebacker Jacquian Williams (knee) are both questionable, while linebacker Spencer Paysinger (hip), defensive back Terrell Thomas (knee) and defensive lineman Justin Trattou (ankle) are all probable.
Giants defensive end Justin Trattou, who has been sidelined since early in training camp at the University at Albany with ankle and heel injuries, was examined by ankle specialist Dr. David Levine and is not expected back on the field for a couple of weeks.