Spencer Schnell

Spencer Schnell

Wide Receiver #83
Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ht / Wt:5'8" / 176 lb.
College:Illinois State
Born:December 7, 1994
Drafted:2019 / UDFA

Spencer Schnell: Waived by Tampa Bay

The Buccaneers waived Schnell on Friday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Analysis: Schnell geared up for one game with the Buccaneers during his rookie season after spending most of the year on the practice squad. The Illinois State product had modest collegiate production, but he's expected to clear waivers and land on the practice squad again.

September 4, 2020 8:00 PM EST

Spencer Schnell: Back in Tampa Bay

Schnell inked a contract with the Buccaneers on Monday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Schnell was let go by the team earlier this offseason, but the Buccaneers elected to give him another shot at making the roster. The 25-year-old only saw action in one game for the team last season, recording three yards on a punt return and one offensive snap.

August 24, 2020 5:09 PM EST

Spencer Schnell: Waived by Tampa Bay

The Buccaneers waived Schnell on Friday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Analysis: Schnell spent the majority of the 2019 season on the Bucs' practice squad before getting bumped up for the latter weeks of the season. It appears the team has seen enough and have opted to go in another direction. As a result, the 25-year-old will be have to look for a new potential landing spot.

July 31, 2020 7:45 PM EST

Spencer Schnell: Sitting in Week 17

Schnell (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 17 tilt against the Falcons, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Schnell was active and served as the team's punt returner in Week 16, but he'll take a seat for the finale with Jaydon Mickens and John Franklin promoted from the practice squad this week.

December 29, 2019 8:53 AM EST

Spencer Schnell: Sticks to punt returns

Schnell did not see any targets in Saturday's 23-20 loss to the Texans but returned two punts for three yards.

Analysis: Schnell was promoted from the practice squad the Wednesday before the contest with the Buccaneers thin at the receiver position overall, but he was limited to just one snap from scrimmage. Schnell logged 11 on special teams and wasn't able to shake loose on his pair of returns, but he'll look to potentially play a larger role in Week 17 against the Falcons if active.

December 24, 2019 2:33 PM EST

Spencer Schnell: Bumps to active roster

The Buccaneers promoted Schnell to the 53-man roster Wednesday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Analysis: Schnell joined the Buccaneers' practice squad Monday after Chris Godwin and Mike Evans both suffered hamstring injuries in Sunday's win over the Lions. Evans was placed on injured reserve, and it's increasingly unlikely Godwin is able to play Saturday versus the Texans, so Schnell will add depth to the Bucs' receiving corps. The undrafted rookie out was productive at Illinois State, generating 65 receptions for 872 yards and nine touchdowns in his senior season, but he'll likely stay in a special-teams role if he suits up Saturday.

December 18, 2019 10:58 AM EST

Spencer Schnell: Joining Buccaneers' practice squad

Schnell signed with the Buccaneers' practice squad Monday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

Analysis: Schnell spent the preseason with Tampa Bay, playing in all four games and catching seven passes for 119 yards. The rookie receiver likely will not find himself on the active roster right away, but with Mike Evans (hamstring) and Chris Godwin (hamstring) both injured, he could find himself an injury or two away from having a role in the offense.

December 16, 2019 4:51 PM EST

Spencer Schnell: Stand out in preseason opener

Schnell brought in seven of nine targets for 119 yards in the Buccaneers' 30-28 preseason loss to the Steelers on Friday.

Analysis: Schnell drew even with tight end Tanner Hudson for the team lead in receptions and targets, and he paced either squad in receiving yardage as well. The undrafted rookie has been making an impression since mini-camp, and the sure hands that snagged him a training camp opportunity in the first place were on full display again Friday. Schnell still has an uphill battle to secure a spot on the final roster, but he figures to get plenty of opportunity over the next three exhibitions and also now has one less competitor for a roster spot in the wake of Bryant Mitchell's season-ending Achilles tear.

August 10, 2019 11:36 AM EST

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