Sears won't play this year

A couple of quick notes on the Bucs from our friends at Pewter Report.

First, and this one’s no surprise, the Bucs have placed guard Arron Sears on the reserve/non-football list. Sears had been away from the team for months while dealing with what the team has called a "private matter." He re-joined the team two weeks ago, but general manager Mark Dominik said it would take more than the two-week window where the Bucs could use a roster exemption to get Sears into football shape. The goal is to get Sears back on the field next year.

Also, the Bucs have placed punter Dirk Johnson and cornerback Torrie Cox on the injured-reserve list. Turns out Johnson tore a hamstring on that ugly fake punt in Atlanta on Sunday.