Earlier in the week, Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano said that Sammie Stroughter's foot injury may or may not be a long-term issue. Today, we got the answer. The team put Stroughter on Injured Reserve, ending his 2012 season. He was also placed on IR in his rookie year, 2009, with a foot injury. And he played only six games last year, after injuring a foot in the season-opener against the Lions.
In response, the team signed undrafted rookie receiver Chris Owusu (Stanford) off the San Diego Chargers' practice squad. He was originally picked up by the 49ers this year, but released in the final roster cut down.
Stroughter played in the first two games this year, and had two punt returns for 16 yards, as well as one reception for 14. He's played in 33 career games with a total of 60 catches for 639 yards and a touchdown. He also has 34 kickoff returns for 943 yards (27.7 avg) and a TD, as well as 15 punt returns for 135 yards (9.0 avg).
Owusu had five catches for 43 yards for San Francisco in the preseason. He was a WR and KR while at Stanford. He had 102 catches for 1,534 yards and 10 TDs in his career for the Cardinal. He also returned 78 kicks for 2,132 yards (27.3 avg) and 3 TDs.
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