The Buccaneers promoted DE George Johnson to the 53-man roster from the practice squad and waived TE Collin Franklin.
Johnson spent the first 14 weeks of last season on the practice squad before being activated for the final three games of the season, but he did not play in any games.
The Bucs also placed S Devin Holland on injured reserve. He had two special-teams tackles in the first four games.
Johnson provides depth for the D-line that will be without Gerald McCoy for a week or more. McCoy suffered an ankle injury on Sunday.