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Top Donteea Dye News

  • Donteea Dye: Let go by Buccaneers

    Dye was cut by the Buccaneers on Friday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Dye was part of the first round of cuts by the Buccaneers following the team's fourth preseason game. The 25-year-old caught 11 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown with Tampa Bay in 2015, but hasn't done much of anything since.

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  • Buccaneers' Donteea Dye: Secures deal with Bucs

    Dye signed with the Buccaneers on Sunday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

    Dye has signed with the Bucs four different times and suited up for just 11 games. He last made an impact in 2015, catching 11 passes for 132 yards and one touchdown. Dye will likely be used in the final preseason game against the Jaguars when the starters rest.

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  • Buccaneers' Donteea Dye: Sees five targets Thursday

    Dye brought in two of five targets for 25 yards in Thursday's 13-10 preseason loss to the Redskins.

    The third-year speedster saw action on a robust 35 snaps, so his production was somewhat underwhelming relative to playing time. However, Dye did manage to log four receptions in two preseason games after being hampered by an ankle injury earlier in the summer, and he won't have to wait long to find out if his efforts were enough to garner a spot on the final roster. The Heidelberg product appears to have a fighting chance if the Bucs opt to keep six receivers, but could well lose out to Bernard Reedy if they draw the line at five wideouts to open the regular season.

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  • Donteea Dye: Waived by Bucs

    Dye was waived by the Bucs on Saturday, Jenna Laine of ESPN reports.

    Dye missed a lot of time in training camp due to an ankle injury, which likely led to him not making the final roster. He recorded two receptions on five targets for 25 yards in Thursday's preseason loss, but did not do enough to make the team. The 24-year-old figures to be a prime candidate to land on the practice squad.

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  • Buccaneers' Donteea Dye: Notches two receptions Saturday

    Dye (ankle) brought in two of four targets for 18 yards in Saturday's 13-9 preseason loss to the Browns.

    Dye's night could have been even bigger, but a replay challenge of his 22-yard catch in front of the left pylon was denied and the pass was ruled incomplete. Dye played a total of 29 snaps on offense and another two on special teams after missing the first two exhibitions due to his ankle injury. He's likely due for another extended appearance in the exhibition finale versus the Redskins, as the Bucs attempt to finalize the latter portion of the wide receiver depth chart.

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  • Buccaneers' Donteea Dye: Practicing Thursday

    Dye (ankle) is back practicing Thursday, Roy Cummings of WFLA NewsChannel 8 reports.

    Dye missed the Buccaneers' first two exhibitions after suffering an ankle injury in early August, but it appears he'll be ready to go for Saturday's preseason matchup with the Browns. The 24-year-old would likely have a role on special teams and as a fifth receiver should he survive roster cuts.

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  • Buccaneers' Donteea Dye: No go Thursday

    Dye (ankle) isn't expected to play in Thursday's preseason game at Jacksonville, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

    Sidelined since Aug. 7 due to an ankle injury, Dye's next appearance on the field is unknown at this point. The absence could be due to the lingering impact of January surgery in which a screw was inserted to re-set a ligament in his ankle.

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  • Buccaneers' Donteea Dye: Remains out Monday

    Dye (ankle) didn't practice Monday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

    Dye, who's been hampered by an ankle injury this past week, had an MRI over the weekend, which revealed no structural damage. However, since this is the same ankle that required surgery last December, the Bucs will likely proceed with caution until they're certain Dye is fully healthy again.

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  • Buccaneers' Donteea Dye: Sidelined Friday

    Dye (ankle) is expected to miss Friday's preseason game at Cincinnati, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

    Dye has tended to an ankle injury this week, which will keep him on the sideline in the Bucs' first exhibition outing. After the offseason additions of DeSean Jackson and Chris Godwin, Dye is competing for one of the final spots at wide receiver on the depth chart, so a DNP isn't exactly helping his cause. Dye's next chance to take the field will arrive Thursday in Jacksonville.

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  • Buccaneers' Donteea Dye: Sits with ankle ailment Monday

    Dye was held out of Monday's practice with an ankle injury, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

    No specific word was given on when Dye suffered the injury, but given that the Bucs were off Sunday, he apparently got nicked up during Saturday's session. Dye has been competing for a backup receiver role and is also taking reps at kick returner in training camp. It remains to be seen if the injury will keep the Heidelberg product from participating in Friday's preseason opener against the Bengals.

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  • Buccaneers' Donteea Dye: Returns kicks at Sunday's practice

    Dye was the first player returning kickoffs at Sunday's practice, Joe Kania of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

    The speedster finished up the 2016 campaign on injured reserve after undergoing ankle surgery, but he's been practicing without limitations at training camp. Dye didn't log any receptions last season after hauling in 11 for 132 yards and a touchdown in his rookie campaign, and it seems the Buccaneers are still eyeing him mainly for special teams duty in 2017. He should face competition from the likes of Josh Huff and Bobo Wilson for the returner job.

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  • Buccaneers' Donteea Dye: Undergoes surgery Monday

    Dye (ankle) underwent surgery on his injured ankle Monday, ESPN reports.

    Dye was placed on injured reserve in mid-December after injuring his ankle in practice. While his procedure Monday required screws to re-set a ligament in his ankle and will sideline the receiver for about six weeks, Dye should be ready in time for summer OTAs.

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  • Buccaneers' Donteea Dye: Heads to IR

    Dye was placed on injured reserve Wednesday with an undisclosed injury.

    Dye was recently promoted to the active roster on Dec. 10, but he saw a total of just two snaps since being eligible. In his place, Bernard Reedy will be activated from the practice squad to occupy Tampa Bay's last spot on the depth chart at wide receiver.

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  • Buccaneers' Donteea Dye: Promoted to active roster

    Dye was promoted to the Buccaneers active roster from the practice squad Saturday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    With Adam Humphries ruled out due to a concussion, the Bucs were looking to add depth at receiver. In 10 games with Tampa Bay during the 2015 season, Dye notched 11 catches for 132 yards and a touchdown on 30 targets, but he'll likely be the No. 4 or No. 5 option at receiver in Week 14 for the Buccaneers.

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  • Donteea Dye: Re-signed to practice squad

    Dye has been re-signed to the Bucs' practice squad, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

    The second-year receiver had originally been called up to the active roster last Wednesday following the placement of Vincent Jackson (knee) on IR, but was ultimately determined not to be ready for game action by head coach Dirk Koetter. Consequently, he was waived last Saturday with the team needing to make room on the 53-man roster for Freddie Martino, who served as the No. 5 receiver versus the 49ers.

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  • Donteea Dye: Waived by Buccaneers

    Dye has been waived by the Buccaneers, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

    Dye being waived clears a roster spot for wide receiver Freddie Martino, who will take Dye's place as the Buccaneers' No. 5 pass catcher.

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  • Buccaneers' Donteea Dye: Not ready to play

    Dye will not be available Sunday against the 49ers, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Dye was promoted from the practice squad Wednesday as a roster replacement for Vincent Jackson (knee), who was placed on injured reserve earlier in the week. However, Dye isn't ready to play from a conditioning standpoint just yet. His next chance will come in Week 8 against the Raiders.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Age: 30
School: Heidelberg
Experience: 2