Buccaneers add defensive lineman for NFC Wild Card game

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It's not hyperbole to say that this Monday's Wild Card game is the most important game of the last two seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

After getting picked to be among the worst teams in the league this year, the Bucs answered by winning the NFC South and punching a fourth straight ticket to the playoffs. The team hasn't missed the playoffs this decade, and ride into Monday's game after winning five of their last six games.

It was a miraculous turnaround for the Bucs, but the work is hardly done. As such, the front office is still making adjustments to the roster -- even if they're minor.

Buccaneers bring back Deadrin Senat for Wild Card game

It's not a seismic move by any means, but the Bucs are re-signing defensive lineman Deadrin Senat ahead of Monday's Wild Card game. He'll be placed on the practice squad with the possibility of getting called up to the active roster.

Senat is no stranger to the Bucs active roster, having played in three games this season, and was added as recently as December after the teams waived Ke'Shawn Vaughn. He's back after getting released to make room for Rakim Jarrett to return from IR, and at the very least adds some extra help in preparation for Monday's game.

To make room for Senat, the Bucs waived second-year linebacker Vi Jones. Even in the postseason, ahead of the biggest game of the season, the Bucs are still finding ways to make moves even at the lower levels of the roster.

Senat is a local kid, too. He played his college ball at USF before getting drafted by the Atlanta Falcons back in 2018 and showed some promise as a sixth-round rookie. He probably won't have that much of an impact on the game on Monday, but it's worth noting that the continuity of the move might help during the week.

While it's admittedly remote, there is a hance that Senatat least is on the active roster against the Eagles.

Mike Greene missed Sunday's game in Carolina, and if he's not ready to go then it's possible that we see Senat get called up for the Wild Card.

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