White Returns to Practice Squad

DE Markus White is back on the Buccaneers’ practice squad, where he has spent the majority of the 2012 season, despite being involved in quite a few more transactions than the average player.  To make room for White on that eight-man unit, the team released LB Joe Holland.

Most recently, White was promoted from that crew to Tampa Bay’s active roster last week, but the Bucs then elected to use that spot to nab DT Matthew Masifilo off San Francisco’s practice squad.  That made White a free agent again briefly, but the Buccaneers eagerly brought him back after the weekend.  White has also spent several weeks on the Washington Redskins’ 53-man roster earlier in the fall and was on the Bucs’ active roster for their Week Six game against Kansas City, though he was inactive on game day.

Originally a seventh-round pick of the Redskins in 2011, White appeared in two games for Washington as a rookie.  In three seasons at Florida State, he racked up 131 tackles, 11.0 sacks and 28.5 tackles for loss. Known for his relentless style of play, White capped his collegiate career with a senior season in which he contributed 64 tackles, 8.0 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss. He hails from West Palm Beach.

Holland joined the Bucs’ practice squad last week, actually taking the spot that was created when White was promoted to the active roster.

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