After staying in Tampa this summer and throughout the preseason, the Buccaneers have brought wide receiver Spencer Schnell back amidst a hamstring plague.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have faced a terrible spree of hamstring injuries at the wide receiver position, including stars Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. In order to combat those injuries, the pewter and red have added preseason standout Spencer Schnell to their practice squad to have a sense of familiarity in their room.
With only Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson as the only healthy wide receivers in Tampa, the Bucs had to sort out a solution for the final two games of the season. In addition to Godwin and Evans, rookie Scotty Miller is also questionable with a hamstring issue.
Schnell was an undrafted rookie out of Illinois State University, where he put together an illustrious career. Throughout his collegiate career, Schnell tallied over 2,000 yards and 14 touchdowns on 175 catches in three seasons; his last year of eligibility, in 2018, Schnell posted 872 yards and nine touchdowns on 65 catches.
A fan favorite in Tampa this summer, the 5-9 and 180 pound Schnell won over the hearts of Bucs fans in the first preseason game, where he recorded seven catches for 119 yards for the pewter and red. He finished the preseason, before getting released, with an additional two carries for 24 yards for the Buccaneers.
While it is just the practice squad, the Bucs at least have some bodies to fill in at practice and get some reps. Come next summer, it would not be a surprise to see Schnell back in Tampa, trying to earn a roster spot in 2020 as well.