Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie safety Cody Grimm’s season has likely come to an end, Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times reports.
Grimm broke his left fibula while blocking after Aqib Talib’s second quarter interception.
The son of Hall of Fame guard Russ Grimm, and a seventh-round pick out of Virginia Tech, Grimm stepped into the starting lineup in Week 3 and has 53 tackles and a pair of interceptions on the season. Grimm returned one of his picks for a touchdown in the Bucs’ 24-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
With Grimm likely headed to injured reserve, the Buccaneers will turn to Sabby Piscitelli to start at free safety. Corey Lynch is the only other safety on the Buccaneers’ 53-man roster, meaning there will be some roster shuffling this week.
One name that will apparently be added to the Buccaneers’ roster, either active or practice squad, is defensive tackle E.J. Wilson.
“Ya boy is a Buccaneer. South Florida here I come!”, Wilson tweeted.
A 2010 fourth-round pick out of the University of North Carolina by the Seattle Seahawks, Wilson (6-2, 289) appeared in two games before he was placed on waivers last Tuesday.