Bucs claim S John Lowdermilk, sign WR Freddie Martino
Churn, churn, churn.
The Bucs continue to tweak the very bottom of their 90-man offseason roster, with two more moves Wednesday in the aftermath of the team's rookie minicamp last weekend. Tampa Bay has claimed safety John Lowdermilk, who was cut by the Vikings, and signed receiver Freddie Martino, who played briefly with Dirk Koetter with the Falcons in 2014.
To make room for those two, the Bucs waived undrafted rookie safety Traveon Henry, and waived-injured undrafted rookie receiver Dez Stewart.
Lowdermilk, whose father Kirk played 12 seasons in the NFL as a center with the Vikings and Colts, was a rookie last year but didn't play at all, spending the preseason with the Chargers (eight tackles) and then spending December on the Vikings' practice squad. He was signed in January but waived earlier this week, leading to his being claimed by the Bucs. As a senior at Iowa in 2014, he had 103 tackles, three interceptions and two forced fumbles.
Martino, 24, played in only one game with the Falcons in 2014 with no catches, and was with the Eagles in preseason last year, even catching a touchdown pass from Tim Tebow. He put up gaudy numbers at Division II North Greenville -- as a senior in 2013, he had 146 catches for 1,680 yards and 12 touchdowns, with four-year totals of 3,567 yards and 26 touchdowns.