Buccaneers need to give Cyril Grayson the proper respect
By Rob Leeds
The Buccaneers should have an obvious course of action forward with Cyril Grayson.
If you are just looking at impact in two games on the season, there are few Buccaneers on the roster that have done more with less than Cyril Grayson.
Grayson is the exact type of player that fans rally behind, and he has done everything in his power to start getting a bit more respect from the Bucs.
The breakout receiver has bounced between various teams and practice squads for most of his NFL career, but it looks like he has finally found a home in Tampa, and he makes a compelling case that this home should be on the active roster.
In two games this season, Grayson has four receptions for 131 yards and a touchdown, and he also added 14 yards on the ground as a runner. Grayson’s average of 73 total yards per game as a receiver is pretty spectacular, and they show a player that is making the most of every chance he gets.
Grayson doesn’t have a drop, doesn’t complain about reps, and he plays ever rep as hard as he can. Whether it is receiving, rushing, or blocking, Grayson has done everything that has been asked of him and more during these two games, and he deserves to be rewarded for it.
Grayson deserves a spot on the active roster, and there is a decent argument that he deserves WR2 or WR3 reps given the current state of the receiver room.
Protecting Grayson on the practice squad is not enough from the front office to show their dedication to Grayson. He has outperformed Scotty Miller, Jaelon Darden, and Breshad Perriman easily so far this season, yet none of his counterparts are struggling with bouncing between the practice squad and active roster.
Even with some players coming back from injuries over the next few days, the Buccaneers have no choice but to keep Cyril Grayson up when they inevitably bring him off the practice squad again prior to the Jets game. While his stats likely don’t hold up over a 17-game season, it’s hard to argue that the kid hasn’t done everything possible to at least get the chance to prove himself.
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