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01 November 2014

BUCCANEERS PROMOTE DT MASIFILO & WR THIGPEN TO ACTIVE ROSTER; ACTIVATE RB SIMS

Team waives (injured) WR Holliday 
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced that they have promoted defensive tackle Matthew Masifilo and wide receiver Marcus Thigpen to the active roster from the practice squad and activated running back Charles Sims to the 53-man roster from the Injured Reserve/Designated for Return list
 
Masifilo (6-3, 280) has been with Tampa Bay since 2012, and has spent time on the active roster in both the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
 
Thigpen (5-9, 200) signed with Tampa Bay on October 21 after spending time this season with Miami and New England. Thigpen spent three seasons (2009-11) in the Canadian Football League before signing with Miami for the 2012-13 seasons. In his NFL career, he has recorded nine receptions for 112 yards and one touchdown, as well as seven rushes for 26 yards. Additionally, Thigpen has returned 60 punts for 580 yards (9.7 avg.) and one touchdown to go along with 77 kick returns for 1,910 yards (24.8 avg.) and one touchdown.
 
Sims (6-0, 214) was drafted by the Buccaneers in the third round (69th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft. He was placed on the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list following an ankle injury in training camp.
 
The team also announced that they have waived (injured) wide receiver Trindon Holliday.
 
Holliday (5-5, 166) played in one game with the Buccaneers, returning two punts for 17 yards and two kicks for 45 yards.
 
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