Gardner (undisclosed) was waived off IR by the Buccaneers on Friday, The Athletic's Greg Auman reports.
Gardner was sent to IR with an undisclosed injury just before the commencement of the regular season, but he won't be a member of the Buccaneers' organization for the time being.
Gardner (undisclosed) cleared waivers and reverted to injured reserve, according to the league's official transaction log.
The nature of Gardner's injury isn't clear, but he's nonetheless stuck on IR through the end of the league year unless he agrees to an injury settlement.
Gardner (undisclosed) is not expected to play in Friday's matchup with the Lions, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Gardner has been dealing with his undisclosed ailment for a few weeks now and it's unclear when he'll return to the field. After spending all of 2017 on injured reserve, Gardner was looking to compete for a backup role with Tampa Bay. The more time he misses the more difficult it will be for him to secure a roster spot come Week 1.
Gardner did not participate in Monday's practice due to an undisclosed injury, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Gardner, who was placed on IR prior to Week 1 last season, is dealing with another undisclosed injury in training camp. He's slated to compete for a depth role at offensive tackle, but an injury would certainly hamper his chances of making the 53-man roster.
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