Buccaneers Sign CB Ross Cockrell To PS, Promote TE Tanner Hudson


The Buccaneers announced Wednesday they have promoted TE Tanner Hudson to the active roster and signed CB Ross Cockrell and C Zach Shackelford to the practice squad. 

Tampa Bay’s full practice squad now includes:

  1. G Zack Bailey
  2. DB D’Cota Dixon
  3. WR Cyril Grayson
  4. DB Javon Hagan
  5. DT Jeremiah Ledbetter
  6. G Nick Leverett
  7. DB Herb Miller
  8. WR Josh Pearson
  9. DE Benning Potoa’e
  10. LB Chapelle Russell
  11. QB Josh Rosen
  12. K Greg Joseph
  13. RB Kenjon Barner 
  14. C Zach Shackelford
  15. CB Ross Cockrell
  16. TE Daniel Helm

Cockrell, 29, is a former fourth-round pick of the Bills back in 2014 but was waived after one year. The Steelers signed him shortly after and later traded him to the Giants for a 2018 seventh-round pick.

Cockrell wound up signing a two-year, $6.8M deal with the Panthers in March of 2018 and finished out his contract. 

In 2019, Cockrell appeared in 14 games and recorded 62 total tackles, three tackles for loss, two interceptions, and eight pass defenses. 

We have him featured in our Top 100 Available Free Agents List. 

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