The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today signed linebacker Jacob Cutreta from Jacksonville's practice squad and placed him on their 53-man roster.
Cutreta's signing addresses a sudden lack of depth at linebacker. After Quincy Black (ankle) and Zac Diles (hamstring) were unable to play recently due to injuries, Tampa Bay was left Adam Hayward as the only backup linebacker.
Although Cutreta (6-foot-3 and 238 pounds) spent the first five weeks of this season on Jacksonville's practice squad, he appeared in eight games last year. Cutreta played primarily on special teams and had six special teams tackles.
He originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent for the Jaguars in 2010 after a four-year career at LSU in which he recorded 172 tackles, one sack, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and three passes defensed.