Agent: Briscoe to Bucs practice squad

Posted by bengalsweb on September 5, 2010 – 8:49 pm

Former Bengals wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe, let go by the Bengals in Saturday’s roster cuts, has signed to Tampa Bay’s practice squad at a full salary of $320,000 according to Briscoe’s agent. Normally practice squad players are paid $5000 per week.

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5 Responses to “Agent: Briscoe to Bucs practice squad”

  1. By tralfaz1127 on Sep 5, 2010 | Reply

    How can the NFL allow a team to sign a guy to full salary on the practice squad. Wouldn’t this basically be the same as having a 54 man roster?

  2. By theredbengal on Sep 5, 2010 | Reply

    So he got hooked up then. Good for him.

    Now the only move left is to sign Tony Richardson, cut Ced Peerman and put said Peerman on the practice squad.

  3. By tepidfan31 on Sep 6, 2010 | Reply

    I like the reconstitution of the Bengals, save I cut, Briscoe. A persepective; the decisions were based on this year, not the future.
    Caldwell was needed in case of an injury to Shipley, which is understandable. But as Marvin said, Caldwell has to rachet it up, indicating that something was lacking. If the decisions were based on the future, as in La Fevour, Briscoe would be here, not in Tampa. My prediction is that in a few years they will rue that decision.
    We still need an outstanding guard and full back.

  4. By mwindle1973 on Sep 7, 2010 | Reply

    I believe the fact they will likely draft a WR in the 1st or 2nd round next year played into the decision too.

    This is a good sign. Only good team have to grapple with issues like cutting draft picks that will make full salary on other teams practice squad.

    This has been a great offseason and the most active I can ever remeber for the Bengals. But they made one huge mistake in a collage of great moves. SIgning Bryant. I’m sure if it wasn’t for the 10M the Brown family had to flush down the toilet to cut him we would have paid Briscoe 320,000. You never know we may have offered him 320K and he just didn’t take it.

  5. By whodeydan on Sep 8, 2010 | Reply

    Signing a guy to a higher salary while on the practice squad is relatively common practice. I don’t believe the Bengals do it too often (remember who the owner is). The reason for doing so is that any team can pick a player off of another team’s practice squad. Remember Chris Pressley from Hard Knocks last year??? If you really want a player from another team’s practice squad, you pay him more than the normal $5,200/week and then it gives him incentive to stick around should another team come calling.

    It isn’t like having a 54 man roster at all. You have a 53 man roster. From those 53, you activate 45 for every game. Dez Briscoe can’t be activated by the Buccaneers to their 53 man roster without them cutting someone or putting someone on injured reserve.

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