Bucs bring back DB Gaitor, sign DT Black
The Bucs have added two players in advance of the team's fourth preseason practice, bringing back defensive back Anthony Gaitor and signing undrafted rookie defensive tackle Jibreel Black of Michigan.
To open up spots for the two new players, the Bucs have cut two undrafted rookies who faced long odds to make the 53-man cut: former Cal running back Brendan Bigelow and former N.C. State receiver Quintin Payton.
Gaitor, who missed last season with a torn ACL, was cut by the Bucs in May, picked up by Miami and released by the Dolphins in June. The former Florida International player had 12 tackles with Tampa Bay during the 2011 and 2012 seasons. He'll join the competition in a deep secondary.
Black, who was invited to rookie minicamp with the Steelers but wasn't signed, had 7.5 tackles for loss at Michigan last season. He'll compete with another undrafted rookie, Georgia Tech's Euclid Cummings, and second-year pro Matt Masifilo for the team's No. 4 defensive tackle job.