The Pittsburgh Steelers waived wide receiver David Gilreath on Monday to make room on the roster for offensive lineman John Malecki, who was promoted from the practice squad. On Tuesday the Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed Gilreath off waivers and signed him to their 53 man roster.
The Steelers were likely hoping that Gilreath would clear waivers so that he could be signed back to their practice squad today. The team currently has two spots open on the practice squad as wide receiver Toney Clemons was signed away by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday.
Gilreath, who started the season on the Steelers practice squad, was promoted to the 53 man roster after Antonio Brown injured his ankle in the win over the New York Giants. Gilreath played 26 snaps in two games with 23 coming against the Cleveland Browns this past Sunday.
The Steelers will fill the two open spots on the practice squad later tonight or on Wednesday.