Buccaneers place DE Bowers (knee) on injured reserve

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed defensive end Da’Quan Bowers on injured reserve and filled the roster opening by signing defensive lineman Scott Solomon.

Bowers is a third-year pro who had a disappointing season, finishing with seven tackles and one sack. He sat out last week’s loss at St. Louis with a sore knee and becomes the 16th player the Bucs have placed on injured reserve this year.

Solomon was a seventh-round draft pick of the Tennessee Titans in 2012. He appeared in 13 games with the Titans as a rookie and one game this season with the New York Jets.