Dye was waived by the Bucs on Saturday, Jenna Laine of ESPN reports.
Dye missed a lot of time in training camp due to an ankle injury, which likely led to him not making the final roster. He recorded two receptions on five targets for 25 yards in Thursday's preseason loss, but did not do enough to make the team. The 24-year-old figures to be a prime candidate to land on the practice squad.
Dye brought in two of five targets for 25 yards in Thursday's 13-10 preseason loss to the Redskins.
The third-year speedster saw action on a robust 35 snaps, so his production was relatively underwhelming relative to playing time. However, Dye did manage to log four receptions in two preseason games after being hampered by an ankle injury earlier in the summer, and he won't have to wait long to find out if his efforts were enough to garner a spot on the final roster. The Heidelberg product appears to have a fighting chance if the Bucs opt to keep six receivers, but could well lose out to Bernard Reedy if they draw the line at five wideouts to open the regular season.
Dye (ankle) brought in two of four targets for 18 yards in Saturday's 13-9 preseason loss to the Browns.
Dye's night could have been even bigger, but a replay challenge of his 22-yard catch in front of the left pylon was denied and the pass was ruled incomplete. Dye played a total of 29 snaps on offense and another two on special teams after missing the first two exhibitions due to his ankle injury. He's likely due for another extended appearance in the exhibition finale versus the Redskins, as the Bucs attempt to finalize the latter portion of the wide receiver depth chart.
Dye (ankle) is back practicing Thursday, Roy Cummings of WFLA NewsChannel 8 reports.
Dye missed the Buccaneers first two preseason games after suffering an ankle injury in early August, but it appears he'll be ready to go for Saturday's preseason matchup with the Browns. The 24-year-old would likely have a role on special teams and as a fifth receiver should he survive roster cuts.
Dye (ankle) isn't expected to play in Thursday's preseason game at Jacksonville, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Sidelined since Aug. 7 due to an ankle injury, Dye's next appearance on the field is unknown at this point. The absence could be due to the lingering impact of January surgery in which a screw was inserted to re-set a ligament in his ankle.
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