Levingston, who goes by the nickname "Pep", was one of the Seattle Seahawks' final cuts earlier this season after being drafted in the seventh round out of LSU the previous year. His activation likely indicates that DT Roy Miller (head) won't be ready for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Miller has started all 12 games for the Buccaneers this season and has only missed one game in the four years in the league.
Levingston weighs in at 6'4, 295-pounds and has shown an ability to play multiple positions across the defensive line in the past. He registered one tackle in the four games he appeared in for the Seahawks in 2011.
Hardman's release comes just a week after he was resigned to the Buccaneers' 53-man roster.