Bucs promote WR Urrutia, release LB McCoy

Updated: September 26, 2009, 4:35 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Buccaneers have promoted rookie receiver Mario Urrutia from the practice squad and released fifth-year linebacker Matt McCoy.

Tampa Bay added Urrutia (pronounced yew-ROO-tee-uh) to the active roster Saturday to bolster a receiving corps thinned by injuries. He was signed by the Bucs during training camp, released Sept. 5 and re-signed to the practice squad the following day.

McCoy started Tampa Bay's season opener against Dallas when second-year pro Geno Hayes arrived late for pregame warmups. McCoy also played in last week's loss to Buffalo.

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