Bucs sign five players from rookie minicamp
The Bucs have signed five tryout players from the rookie minicamp.
The list includes Clemson's Renrick Taylor, a 6-foot-2, 274-pound fullback. He began his career at Clemson as a receiver. The Bucs had a need at fullback after releasing veteran B.J. Askew.
The others earning roster spots were Nebraska WR Chris Brooks, Texas A&M G Lee Grimes, Rutgers DE George Johnson, Georgia Southern CB Darrell Pasco, a former Countryside High standout.
"Either he brings something completely different that you didn't have, or, he comes in and just blows you away with effort,'' Bucs coach Raheem Morris said of the critera for a tryout player to earn a contract.
"You say, 'Wow, how did this guy not get drafted? How was he not high on our list before? We were wrong on that one?' It's okay to say that, because we weren't the only team that was wrong.''
The Bucs also released Tennessee G Vladimir Richard and Texas A&M DE Matt Featherston.