Bucs sign TE Brandon Myers from Giants
Seeking an upgrade at the tight end position, the Bucs wasted no time Tuesday in signing Brandon Myers, who has caught eight touchdown passes in the last two seasons, to a two-year contract.
Myers, 28, had 47 catches for 522 yards and four touchdowns with the Giants last season, and was even better in 2012, catching a career-best 79 passes for 806 yards and four scores with Oakland. The former Iowa player is 6-foot-3 and 256 pounds and will be paired with second-year pro Tim Wright as the Bucs' top tight ends.
The Bucs also signed Seahawks defensive tackle Clinton McDonald, and agreed to terms with Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson on a five-year, $43.75 million contract as well.
-- The Bucs also on Tuesday re-signed cornerback Danny Gorrer, an unrestricted free agent, to a one-year contract, his agent Andrew Kessler said. Gorrer had 10 tackles last season in seven games. He had 11 with Tampa Bay in 2012.
-- Receiver Eric Page, the team's primary returner on kickoffs and punts last season as a first-year player, said Tuesday that he signed a one-year contract with the Bucs. Page was an exclusive-rights free agent and is expected to earn the league minimum for a second-year player, $495,000.
-- Linebacker Dekoda Watson, an unrestricted free agent who met with Bucs officials on Monday, will visit with Jacksonville tonight. He's also been mentioned as a possibility for Miami, where former Bucs executive Dennis Hickey is the new general manager.