TAMPA, Fla. (FNC) – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today elevated wide receiver Kaylon Geiger Sr. (No. 80) and linebacker Kenny Young (No. 33) from the team’s practice squad for tomorrow’s Week 2 game at the New Orleans Saints.
Geiger (5-10, 180) originally entered the league as a college free agent with the Buccaneers on May 13, 2022, spending 2022 training camp and preseason with Tampa Bay before being waived on August 30, 2022. He was then signed to the practice squad on August 31. Geiger finished his collegiate career at Texas Tech, earning All-Big 12 honorable mention honors in 2021. The Fort Worth, Texas, native began his collegiate career at Navarro College (2017-18) before transferring to Troy, where he was a two-time All-Sun Belt selection in both of his seasons for the Trojans (2019-20).
Young (6-1, 235) signed to Tampa Bay’s practice squad on September 5, 2022, after spending the 2022 offseason and training camp with the Las Vegas Raiders. He originally entered the league as a fourth-round selection (No. 122 overall) of the Baltimore Ravens in the 2018 NFL Draft and appeared in 21 games for Baltimore before being traded on Oct. 15, 2019, to the Los Angeles Rams. Young spent two calendar years with the Rams prior to being traded from Los Angeles to the Denver Broncos on Oct. 25, 2021, and eventually signing with the Raiders during free agency in 2022.
Over 59 career games, including 25 starts, Young has amassed 186 tackles (16 for loss), 13 quarterback hits, 5.5 sacks, four passes defensed, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, one interception and one defensive touchdown, while also contributing nine career tackles on special teams. The UCLA product is a native of Houma, Louisiana