December 16, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Danny Gorrer (36) and middle linebacker Mason Foster (59) are unable to come up with a deflected pass against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Activate Danny Gorrer from Injured Reserve, Gain Depth at Cornerback


Help has arrived for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense, but it’s unfortunately about two months late.

Cornerback Danny Gorrer, who had a very solid preseason debut before exiting with a groin injury, will return to the team this week after being activated from Injured Reserve/Designated for Return. The former Seattle Seahawks corner had an interception and a pass breakup during the preseason opener against the Ravens before picking up an ailment that set him out for three months.

Here’s the report, courtesy of Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.

Felder had just been signed recently, and was let go just as quickly.

Gorrer will provide valuable depth for the Buccaneers defensive backfield which is currently ailing at the safety position. And while he might not play safety, his return helps take pressure off of corner/safety Keith Tandy and allow him to play deep in place of the currently hurting Mark Barron or Dashon Goldson.

The remaining nine games are also incredibly important for Gorrer, who will be a free agent after the season. The 27-year-old defensive back was undrafted out of Texas A&M in 2009, and if he plays well he could earn another short-term deal to provide depth in Tampa, or elsewhere.

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