The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced even more bad news for their anemic offense on Tuesday when they informed the public that Nate Byham would be placed on Injured Reserve, ending his season. Byham was one of only two tight ends active for the Bucs on Sunday against Arizona.
In addition, TE Nate Byham has been placed on injured reserve.
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) October 1, 2013
That leaves Tim Wright as the only fully healthy tight end on the roster for the Bucs as Tom Crabtree continues to recover from a high ankle sprain. The Buccaneers will almost certainly need to add another tight end, as Byham was the best blocking tight end they had.
At this point we’re not sure who the Bucs will add to the roster, as Danny Noble would seem to make the most sense as he is familiar with the team, but he may not be the blocker the team would like. Daniel Fells, Visanthe Shiancoe, Jake Ballard and Randy McMichael are all veteran options who are currently without a team, but there are talent and health questions for all of them.