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September 23, 2020 06:44 PM
Buccaneers' Tanner Hudson: Earns promotion from practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Buccaneers promoted Hudson from the practice squad to the active roster Wednesday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Hudson's spot on the active roster was opened by the Buccaneers waiving Mazzi Wilkins on Monday. The Southern Arkansas product actually played three special-teams snaps during Sunday's win over the Panthers, by merit of the NFL's new practice squad "elevation" rule. He'll now be fully available as a depth option against the Broncos in Week 3.

September 4, 2020 10:56 PM
Tanner Hudson: Odd TE out in Tampa Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Buccaneers waived Hudson on Friday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Hudson spent the entire 2019 season on the Buccaneers' active roster, but he was pushed out of the tight-end room after the addition of Rob Gronkowski. If he clears waivers, the team plans on retaining him on the practice squad.

March 13, 2020 01:28 PM
Buccaneers' Tanner Hudson: Tendered by Tampa
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Buccaneers signed Hudson to a one-year contract Friday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Hudson was eligible to be tendered as an exclusive rights free agent, and the Buccaneers have opted to exercise exactly that option. With the team reportedly considering dealing O.J. Howard and/or Cameron Brate, Hudson could be in line for an increased role in 2020. He recorded two catches for 26 yards across nine contests last season.

January 13, 2020 09:04 PM
Buccaneers' Tanner Hudson: Minimal action in '19
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudson finished the 2019 season with two receptions (five targets) for 26 yards over nine games.

The athletic tight end was one of the stars of preseason but, come the regular campaign, he saw minimal action from scrimmage except for his first two games. Hudson logged 21 and 49 snaps, respectively, in Weeks 8 and 9, the first pair of contests for which he suited up. However, he logged no more than seven snaps on offense in any game the rest of the way, while also putting in a handful of snaps on special teams each week. Hudson is an exclusive-rights free agent this offseason, and he therefore projects to return in 2020 and potentially compete for the third tight end role with Antony Auclair.

December 27, 2019 06:48 PM
Buccaneers' Tanner Hudson: Ready for Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudson (concussion) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

The 25-year-old missed Week 16 due to the concussion but will make his return for the season finale. Hudson should work as the Buccaneers' No. 3 tight end since O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate are currently healthy.

December 25, 2019 03:28 PM
Buccaneers' Tanner Hudson: Practices fully
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudson (concussion) was projected to be a full participant in the team's projected practice report Wednesday.

Hudson was held out of the team's Week 16 matchup against the Texans with a concussion. It's progress that Hudson was projected to practice fully Wednesday, though he will still need to clear the league's concussion protocol before he can participate in the team's Week 17 matchup against the Falcons.

December 19, 2019 12:32 PM
Buccaneers' Tanner Hudson: Won't face Texans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudson (concussion) is ruled out for Saturday's contest against the Texans, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Hudson will remain sidelined until he clears the league's five-step protocol for concussions. O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate are in line to serve as Tampa Bay's top tight ends against Houston on Saturday.

December 17, 2019 05:16 PM
Buccaneers' Tanner Hudson: In concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudson (concussion) did not participate in Tuesday's practice, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.

Hudson played just six snaps before departing Sunday. Jordan Leggett is in line to replace him if the 25-year-old isn't ready for Saturday's tilt against the Texans.

December 15, 2019 10:32 PM
Buccaneers' Tanner Hudson: Suffers possible concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudson left Sunday's game against the Lions to be evaluated for a concussion, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

The injury was announced in the latter stages of the fourth quarter, so Hudson may not be able to return regardless of whether he has a concussion. The 25-year-old caught his lone target for 14 yards prior to leaving the game.

November 5, 2019 12:44 AM
Buccaneers' Tanner Hudson: Makes first career catch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudson brought in one of two targets for 12 yards in the Buccaneers' 40-34 overtime loss to the Seahawks on Sunday.

Hudson was active for a second straight week with O.J. Howard (hamstring) inactive again, and he was able to tally his first career grab. The athletic tight end actually out-targeted Cameron Brate, who logged only 11 snaps while still struggling with a rib injury. However, Hudson could be back to inactive status in Week 10 versus the Cardinals if Howard is able to return to action as expected.

October 27, 2019 12:00 PM
Buccaneers' Tanner Hudson: Active due to Howard injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudson is active for the first time in his career in Week 8 against the Titans due to O.J. Howard's hamstring injury, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Hudson opened some eyes this past preseason with his athleticism and sure hands, which helped lead to him logging the second-most receptions leaguewide over the course of the exhibition slate. The young tight end's opportunity comes as a direct result of Howard's inactive status, although Hudson will still work as the third option at the position behind veteran Cameron Brate and blocking specialist Antony Auclair.

September 2, 2019 09:20 AM
Buccaneers' Tanner Hudson: Seals roster spot with TD
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudson brought in two of five targets for 19 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 17-15 preseason win over the Cowboys on Thursday, which helped him secure a spot on the final 53-man roster.

Hudson began shining in training camp practices and never let up, completing a rather improbable journey to a spot on the final 53-man roster with his third touchdown grab of the preseason Thursday. Hudson's blocking still has plenty of room for development, but he's proven to be an above-average downfield target at 6-foot-5. The Southern Arkansas product could still find snaps from scrimmage hard to come by in the opening of the regular season, however, with O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate naturally dominating the majority of playing time at the position, and Anthony Auclair (calf) also set to log time as an in-line blocker.

August 24, 2019 07:36 PM
Buccaneers' Tanner Hudson: Co-leads team in receptions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudson brought in four of seven targets for 49 yards in the Buccaneers' 13-12 preseason win over the Browns on Friday.

Hudson's catch total co-led the Buccaneers on the night, while his receiving yardage checked in second only to that of Chris Godwin's. The second-year tight end has excelled throughout the preseason, and his chances of securing a spot at final cutdowns may have gone up significantly if the calf injury suffered by fellow reserve tight end Anthony Auclair in Friday's contest proves to be a long-term issue. Hudson is likely headed for extended action in next Thursday's preseason finale against the Cowboys, giving him one more opportunity to make his case.

August 17, 2019 01:32 PM
Buccaneers' Tanner Hudson: Excels again in preseason win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudson brought in six of seven targets for 93 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 16-14 preseason win over the Dolphins on Friday.

For the second time in as many exhibitions, Hudson rose to the forefront in the second half. The athletic tight end is making a significant push to potentially secure the third slot on the depth chart behind O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate, although he'll have to presumably prove he can provide comparable blocking to Anthony Auclair, who's served as the in-line option at the position over much of the last two seasons. Hudson had the good fortune of making two of his biggest catches with the game on the line, as he notched 18- and 27-yard grabs to solely move the Buccaneers into position for what would turn out to be a game-winning field goal by Matt Gay.

August 15, 2019 11:08 AM
Buccaneers' Tanner Hudson: Experiencing summer surge
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hudson, who brought in seven of nine targets for 84 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 30-28 preseason loss to the Steelers last Friday, has continued to stand out in joint practices with the Dolphins the last two days, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.

The second-year tight end made a solid impression on the practice squad last season and was promoted in December when the Buccaneers were thin at the position following O.J. Howard's season-ending ankle injury. Hudson is an athletic specimen with good size (6-foot-5, 240 pounds), and his ability to get down the seam was on full display during a fourth-quarter comeback attempt in last Friday's preseason opener. Hudson followed that up in Tuesday's joint practice against the Dolphins by consistently getting the best of Miami's second-team defense and will look to continue impressing versus Miami in Friday night's exhibition.

December 11, 2018 08:08 PM
Buccaneers' Tanner Hudson: Promoted from practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Buccaneers signed Hudson from their practice squad on Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Hudson has impressed on Tampa Bay's practice squad all season, and will now have a shot to make his NFL debut. The undrafted rookie has some opportunity for targets with O.J. Howard (ankle) on injured reserve, but is unlikely to see a significant offensive workload behind Cameron Brate, Alan Cross and Antony Auclair.

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