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Buccaneers sign WR Mario Urrutia; release RB Vaughan

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The Bucs have signed WR Mario Urrutia, a former Louisville standout who spent last year on the Bengals practice squad. He will be wearing No. 19.

They have also released RB Josh Vaughan.

Urrutia was drafted by the Bengals in the seventh-round of the 2008 draft. The 6-foot-6, 232-pound receiver has jumped right into the two-minute offense drill here when he had a welcome-to-camp moment.

Urrutia and rookie QB Josh Freeman failed to connect in the left corner of the end zone on either a miscommunication or the timing was off, as he turned around and the ball bounced off his hand.  It's got to be tough to get your timing down getting thrown into it like that.

A few minutes later, in a on-on-one drill, Urrutia beat Tanard Jackson down the right sideline for a TD.

- JOE SMITH

joesmith@sptimes.com

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:36pm]

    

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