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Bucs bring back USF WR Andre Davis, sign DT Travis Britz

Wide receiver Andre Davis misses a catch Friday during the Buccaneers' rookie minicamp.

[Associated Press]

Wide receiver Andre Davis misses a catch Friday during the Buccaneers' rookie minicamp.

More postminicamp roster tweaking for the Bucs, who have re-signed former USF receiver Andre Davis, 10 days after he was released, and also signed another tryout player in Kansas State defensive tackle Travis Britz.

Those two are in addition to two previously reported signings, in Texas Tech linebacker Micah Awe and Louisville offensive lineman Kelby Johnson. To make room for four additions, the Bucs have waived West Chester tight end Tim Brown, Western Kentucky defensive tackle Jontavius Morris, Oregon linebacker Tyson Coleman and (due to physical/injury issue) Kutztown receiver Anthony Kelly.

Davis, USF's all-time leading receiver, was on the Bucs' practice squad twice last year and signed to a contract after the season in January. Given a tryout look after Kelly couldn't go to minicamp, Davis looked sharp in practice over the weekend, though he still faces long odds to stick on the 53-man roster once cuts are made in September. He'll need a new jersey number, as new kicker Robert Aguayo grabbed 19 last week — Davis wore 17 in minicamp.

Britz is that rare defensive tackle that presents special-teams value as well — he blocked five kicks while at Kansas State. The Bucs have limited depth at defensive tackle, with fellow rookie DaVonte Lambert (Auburn) and recent signee Davon Coleman competint for the fourth defensive tackle job.

[Last modified: Monday, May 9, 2016 2:10pm]


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