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.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
This story is from ESPN.com's automated news wire. Wire index