Next Step For Cyril Grayson –

Next step for Cyril Grayson

August 27, 2022


Yes, the Bucs waived receiver Cyril Grayson and, unsurprisingly, it appears no team claimed him by yesterday afternoon’s deadline.

So what’s the next step? Joe has been asked several times and here is the answer:

Grayson was officially waived with an injury designation. So that means he belongs to the Bucs and they are required to place him on injured reserve for the entire season unless they reach a minor injury settlement. It’s very likely because it’s usually a win-win for all parties.

Under the settlement, the Bucs wouldn’t have to pay Grayson a full salary and Grayson could play this season — somewhere — and hopefully advance his career.

If the Bucs reach an injury settlement with Grayson for, say, four games, then he could re-sign with the Bucs in three weeks. Next the end of the settlement. But Grayson could sign with another team once the ink dries on the injury settlement.

So, will Grayson find a new club? Maybe. But there’s little market for receivers nearly 29 with 11 career catches and little to no special teams value.

Joe suspects Grayson will stay fit and find a spot on the Bucs’ practice squad if Tampa Bay is hit with multiple receiver injuries.