The Buccaneers announced Friday that they have placed DE Tim Crowder on injured reserve and promoted S Ahmad Black to the active roster from the practice squad.
Crowder, a fifth-year veteran, played in 10 games this season for the Buccaneers, tallying 14 tackles, two tackles for loss, six quarterback pressures and one pass batted down. In three seasons in Tampa, Crowder has played in 41 games with 13 starts, registering 103 total tackles and 6½ sacks.
The 5-9, 184-pound Black was the Buccaneers' fifth-round selection (151st overall) in the 2010 draft. He has been on the team's practice squad for the first 13 weeks of the season.