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Patrick Laird

#4 RB,


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27 yrs


6'1'' / 205 lbs



3yr Ave1230112th258103.2412960

Sticks with Tampa

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-23

Laird signed a reserve/future contract with the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

Laird was elevated from Tampa Bay's practice squad for each of their two playoff matchups this season, but he was ultimately left inactive. The 28-year-old hasn't suited up since 2021, when he was with the Dolphins, appearing in six contests but just seeing one carry for four yards.

Weekly Stats 2022

Stats not available

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing AveragesReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 12 01.40.94153rd50.05.830%
Away Outdoor 8 00.91.07172nd20.06.539%
Away Dome 1 00.00.00144th00.00.00%
Away Retractable Dome 1 02.61.30110th-10.0-1.00%

Career Stats by Season: 2019 to 2021

Fantasy PointsRushing StatsReceiving Stats
2019 24 MIA 15 4 68 62nd6216812.749%50018%232040
2020 25 MIA 16 0 22 102nd137205.531%2003%10680
2021 26 MIA 6 0 5 145th1404.050%0000%3170
"YAC%" is percent of total yards gained after first contact. "Share" of team passing targets.

Reverts to practice squad

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-22

Laird reverted to the Bucs' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

With Chase Edmonds (toe) questionable, the Bucs elevated Laird to the active roster ahead of Sunday's playoff game against the Lions. Edmonds was healthy enough to play, so Laird was inactive for the game. Laird hasn't appeared in a regular season game since 2021.

Won't play versus Lions

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-21

Laird (coach's decision) is listed as inactive ahead of Sunday's divisional-round matchup against Detroit.

Laird was elevated from the practice squad for the second game in a row Saturday. It appeared he could have a chance to suit up for the first time this season with No. 2 running back Chase Edmonds considered questionable to play with a toe injury; but, the latter running back was ulimately listed as active Sunday afternoon. As a result, Laird will be ruled a healthy scratch for the second straight contest, leaving Rachaad White, Edmonds and rookie Sean Tucker to once again fill out Tampa Bay's running back room Sunday.

Elevated for divisional round

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-20

The Buccaneers elevated Laird to the active roster Saturday.

Laird was called up for the Bucs' NFC wild-card win over the Eagles, but he was inactive, as Chase Edmonds (toe) was able to suit up. Edmonds is listed as questionable for Sunday's NFC divisional-round game against the Lions, and if he cannot go, Laird would operate as the third running back behind Rachaad White and Sean Tucker.

Returns to practice squad

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-17

Laird reverted to Tampa Bay's practice squad Tuesday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Laird was elevated from the practice squad Monday but was left inactive for Tampa Bay's 32-9 win over the Eagles in the wild-card round. With Rachaad White, Chase Edmonds and Sean Tucker healthy, Laird is unlikely to crack the game-day roster for the divisional round Sunday in Detroit.

Inactive Monday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-15

Laird (Coach's Decision) is inactive for Monday's wild card game against the Eagles, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

The running back was elevated from the practice squad Monday but did not make the cut for the game day roster of 48 players, per Smith. Laird has not appeared in a game this season and sits behind Rachaad White, Chase Edmonds and Sean Tucker on the depth chart.

Elevated to active roster

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-15

The Buccaneers elevated Laird to the active roster Monday.

Laird did not see the field during the entire regular-season. He will be available to do so if needed in Monday's wild-card contest against the Eagles. The running back is behind Rachaad White, Chase Edmonds and Sean Tucker on the depth chart.

Let go by Bucs

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-28

The Buccaneers waived Laird on Monday, Greg Auman of Fox Sports reports.

Laird was the fifth running back on Tampa Bay's depth chart, rendering this move relatively unsurprising. While he was unable to secure a role on the 53-man roster, it is still possible for him to get an opportunity on the team's practice squad. If that does not come to fruition, the 28-year-old will look for a fresh start elsewhere. He primarily played a depth running back role in Miami during his first three seasons.

Breaks off impressive run Saturday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-27

Laird rushed three times for 27 yards and brought in his only target for one yard in the Buccaneers' 26-20 preseason win over the Ravens on Saturday night.

Laird logged the second-fewest snaps among the Buccaneers' running backs, but he put them to good use with a 21-yard scamper. The fourth-year pro is a versatile asset that can contribute as a runner, receiver and in multiple facets on special teams; those traits, combined with his experience edge over undrafted rookies Sean Tucker and Ronnie Brown, could be enough to secure him a reserve running back role.

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