Bucs sign CB Mickens off Cowboys practice squad

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed rookie cornerback Mike Mickens off the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad Tuesday.

Mickens, a seventh-round draft pick out of Cincinnati, has been on the Cowboys' practice squad this season, and it was doubtful he was going to get promoted to the active roster.

The Cowboys are pretty heavy at cornerback with Mike Jenkins, Orlando Scandrick, Terence Newman, Alan Ball and injured return specialist Allen Rossum on the active roster.

Mickens, the only cornerback on the Cowboys' practice roster, had eight tackles and one pass breakup in four preseason games. To make room on the roster, the Buccaneers cut third-year corner Marcus McCauley.