Bucs add punter Johnson

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

The Bucs signed a new punter Thursday morning, adding veteran Dirk Johnson to the roster.

It may only be a short-term thing, but there's a chance Johnson could end up handling the role for the long term. Regular punter Josh Bidwell has been ruled out for the preseason opener. Bidwell's dealing with severe hip pain.

We don't know all the details of Bidwell's condition yet, but it could be reason enough to be concerned about his ability to contribute this season. The Bucs waived defensive tackle Greg Peterson to create a roster spot for Johnson.