Cyril Grayson

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Wide Receiver #15
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Wide Receiver #15

Cyril Grayson News

Reverts to Bucs' practice squad

Grayson reverted to Tampa Bay's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transactions report.

Analysis: Grayson flashed big-play potential by taking his only target for a 50-yard touchdown during Sunday's 36-27 loss to the Saints. All said, he played eight offensive snaps and 11 snaps on special teams. However, Grayson may not have an opportunity to be elevated again Week 10, after Tampa Bay's bye, because Antonio Brown (ankle) looks set to retake the field then.

Nov 2, 2021 5:12 AM EST


Flashes with big TD in loss

Grayson brought in his only target for a 50-yard touchdown in the Buccaneers' 36-27 loss to the Saints on Sunday.

Analysis: The LSU product made quite the splash with his first reception since 2019 and only his second NFL grab overall, getting loose downfield on a busted coverage to haul in a 50-yard bomb for a walk-in touchdown with just over five minutes remaining. The play was one of only eight snaps from scrimmage for Grayson, who'd been elevated from the practice squad with Antonio Brown (ankle) inactive. Despite the undeniably impressive play, Grayson appears destined for a demotion with Brown seemingly having a good chance to return in Week 10 against Washington following the Week 9 bye.

Nov 1, 2021 10:30 AM EST



Elevated to active roster

The Buccaneers elevated Grayson to the active roster from their practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: With Antonio Brown (ankle) out for a second straight week, Grayson will once again join the active roster to add depth to Tampa Bay's receiving core. The 27-year-old played 13 offensive snaps in Week 7, but he failed to record a target. Grayson will likely see a similar workload against the Saints on Sunday night.

Oct 31, 2021 7:13 AM EST


Reverts to practice squad

Grayson reverted to Tampa Bay's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's offical transaction log.

Analysis: Grayson made his 2021 debut in Week 7 with Antonio Brown (ankle) ruled out for the game against the Bears. The wideout played on 13 offensive snaps, but failed to see a target. Grayson will now head back to the practice squad and hope to be elevated to the active roster if the opportunity presents itself.

Oct 26, 2021 6:08 AM EST


Elevated to active roster

Grayson was elevated to the active roster Saturday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Analysis: With Antonio Brown (ankle) ruled out for Week 7, Grayson will get his first promotion of the 2021 campaign. The 27-year-old wideout has appeared in five contests for the Buccaneers over the past two seasons and caught just one of four targets, so he likely won't have a sizeable role for Tampa Bay's offense Sunday.

Oct 23, 2021 4:11 PM EST



Moves to waivers

Grayson was waived by the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Grayson has suited up for the Buccaneers in five games over the past two seasons, recording a three-yard reception on four targets. The LSU product will likely shift to a familiar role with the Buccaneers' practice squad after he clears waivers.

Aug 31, 2021 4:44 PM EST


Stands out in second exhibition

Grayson (undisclosed) secured four of eight targets for 57 yards in the Buccaneers' 34-3 preseason loss to the Titans on Saturday night.

Analysis: Per Greg Auman of The Athletic, Grayson was truly the only one of the fringe wideout candidates to step up in Saturday's game, with a 35-yard reception the highlight of his night. Grayson has seen five games of regular-season action with the Buccaneers over the last two seasons, posting one reception for three yards on four targets and adding 20 yards on kickoff returns. A former sprinter during his college days at LSU, the 27-year-old's likeliest initial slotting for 2021 could still be the practice squad.

Aug 23, 2021 5:59 PM EST


Likely out Saturday

Grayson (undisclosed) is not expected to play Saturday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Analysis: Grayson hasn't practiced since Tuesday so it's not a surprise to see him held out for the team's opening preseason game. The 27-year-old is expected to compete for one of the team's final roster spots at WR.

Aug 14, 2021 3:28 PM EST


Dealing with injury

Grayson (undisclosed) is not practicing Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The nature of Grayson's injury remains undisclosed, and he only has a few days before Saturday's preseason matchup against the Bengals. The depth wideout spent most of the 2020 season on Tampa Bay's practice squad.

Aug 10, 2021 7:03 AM EST


Signs reserve/future contract

Grayson signed a reserve/future contract with the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Grayson will remain with the Super Bowl champs after spending the majority of the season on their practice squad. The 27-year-old was active for three games in 2020 but failed to record a reception.

Feb 9, 2021 7:27 PM EST


Heads back to practice squad

Tampa Bay restored Grayson to the team's practice squad Friday.

Analysis: After suiting up with the team through three games this season, Grayson was unable to catch a single one of his three targets. The LSU product is heading back to the practice squad and won't be able to add to his 42 snaps on offense.

Jan 29, 2021 2:21 PM EST


Placed on injured list

Grayson (undisclosed) was moved to the Buccaneers' practice squad injured list Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: It has yet to be revealed what variety of injury is beleaguering Grayson, but the LSU product now leaves the fold as a depth WR option for Tampa Bay. The LSU product has gone without a reception over three targets on 42 offensive snaps this season, adding a 20-yard kick return against the Packers in a Week 6 rout.

Dec 21, 2020 6:26 PM EST


Jettisoned from practice squad

The Buccaneers cut Grayson from the practice squad Monday.

Analysis: The Bucs also let go wide receiver Josh Pearson. Grayson played in three games with the Buccaneers this season but failed to catch a pass over 42 snaps on offense.

Dec 21, 2020 2:31 PM EST


Removed from COVID-19 list

The Buccaneers activated Grayson (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Analysis: Grayson will now be eligible to resume participating in practice squad activities. Prior to being placed on the COVID-19 list Nov. 14, Grayson had appeared in two games for Tampa Bay while also being inactive, but on the 53-man roster, for two contests.

Nov 19, 2020 2:41 PM EST


Placed on reserve/COVID list

Tampa Bay has placed Grayson on the reserve/COVID list, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Analysis: Grayson is currently on the Buccaneers' practice squad. It is unknown if he has actually tested positive for the illness or just had close contact with someone who has.

Nov 14, 2020 10:24 AM EST


Back in Tampa

Grayson signed a contract with the Buccaneers' practice squad Wednesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Grayson was cut by the team Tuesday to make room for Antonio Brown, but he quickly returned to the team. Grayson has suited up in three games this season with Tampa Bay, failing to haul in any of his three targets. The LSU product will replace John Hurst on the practice squad.

Nov 4, 2020 6:37 PM EST


Let go following AB addition

The Buccaneers cut Grayson on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: This opened up a spot on the 53-man roster for the Buccaneers to activate Brown from the reserve/suspension list Tuesday. Grayson has suited up in three games with the Bucs this year, and he was targeted three times but didn't record a reception. The 26-year-old wideout is a practice squad candidate.

Nov 3, 2020 1:53 PM EST


Inactive Week 7

Grayson (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 7 tilt against the Raiders, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: The reserve receiver/returner saw some action from scrimmage in Week 6 and has also logged time as a returner this season, but he'll be in street clothes with the Bucs receiver corps at full health Sunday.

Oct 25, 2020 11:43 AM EST


Sees action from scrimmage

Grayson failed to bring in either of his two targets and returned one kickoff for 20 yards in the Buccaneers' 38-10 win over the Packers on Sunday.

Analysis: Grayson logged 12 snaps on offense overall but came up empty, with his only production limited to his one kickoff return. The second-year LSU product is likely to either head back to the practice squad or continue to play a minimal role when active, unless multiple injuries simultaneously strike the receiver corps.

Oct 19, 2020 5:29 PM EST


Signs with active roster

The Buccaneers signed Grayson to the active roster Tuesday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Grayson was on the team's practice squad and has only suited up once in Week 2 against the Panthers. The Buccaneers' wide receiver corps has been torched with injuries, as Mike Evans (ankle), Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Scotty Miller (hip) are all battling injuries heading into Thursday's game versus the Bears. Depending on how their respective recoveries progress, Grayson could enjoy a decent workload Thursday along with Tyler Johnson and Jaydon Mickens.

Oct 6, 2020 12:31 PM EST


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