Canadian tight end Antony Auclair has been placed on season-ending injured reserve by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Auclair suffered a toe injury against the Seattle Seahawks during Week 9. The 26-year-old was in his third season with the Bucs. He’s used as primarily a blocker but has 10 catches for 84 yards in his career so far.
The Notre-Dame-des-Pins native signed as an undrafted free agent in 2017 and played in eight games recording two catches for 25 yards during his rookie NFL season.
The six-foot-five, 254-pounder had 17 catches for 229 yards and two touchdowns in eight regular season games for the Laval Rouge et Or. He recorded a team-high 70 receiving yards and one touchdown in Laval’s 2016 Vanier Cup championship victory.
Then he garnered an invite to the East-West Shrine Game. After showing well in Florida, 17 NFL teams travelled to Quebec City to see Auclair perform at his pro day. That made 10 NFL teams bring him in for a visit.
The Saskatchewan Riders selected Auclair in the fourth round, 30th overall in the 2017 CFL draft.
Auclair should be healed and ready for action in 2020.