The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed veteran defensive back Logan Ryan on injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday.
Ryan is expected to miss a minimum of four games due to a foot injury. He sustained the injury in Week 4.
The talented safety played 71% of the defensive snaps through the first three games of the season.
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This season, Ryan has nine tackles, two passes defended and one interception. He made two starts against the Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs.
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Ryan is expected to have surgery to repair a fractured foot, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. It’s still possible Ryan could return later in the season. The procedure is expected to repair a Jones Fracture in his foot.
The Buccaneers could turn to reserve safety Keanu Neal to step into Ryan’s role. They also have Carlton Davis and Antonio Winfield Jr. entrenched as starters.
In a related note, Tampa Bay also released offensive tackle Justin Skule from their practice squad.