Golson signed to the Buccaneers' practice squad Tuesday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
A 2015 second-round pick of the Steelers following a successful college career at Ole Miss, Golson's NFL tenure has been marred by a series of injuries that have prevented him from ever getting on the field in a regular-season game. Golson has been unsigned since being released by the Steelers during final cuts in early September, and the Buccaneers will presumably take the balance of the campaign to see what he might have to offer heading into next season.
Golson's career has never taken off since the Steelers made him a second-round pick in the 2015 draft. Given his lofty pedigree, it wouldn't be much of a surprise if another team claimed him off waivers. If not, look for Golson to revert to injured reserve.
Golson (leg) is yet to practice since suffering from the injury, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Golson suffered from the leg injury in late July and has yet to return, but there has been no report of the exact severity of his injury. He should continue to be monitored on a week-by-week basis, but this ailment certainly doesn't help Golson's chances of making the Steelers' final roster.
Golson didn't make it through the first week of training camp for the third year in a row, after suffering a leg injury in practice on Sunday, according to Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writer Chris Adamski.
Golson pulled up lame during a special team drill and, although he was able to make his way to the sidelines on his own, he was eventually being carted off the field. The team has not yet updated his condition, but after missing his first two seasons due to injury, the former second-round draft pick is not guaranteed to make the 53-man roster out of training camp.
Golson hasn't appeared in a single game since being picked by the Steelers in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He had Lisfranc surgery on his foot in August and ended the 2016 season on injured reserve. He'll continue to work on rehabbing his injury in the hopes of making his debut at some point during the 2017 campaign.
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