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Bucs sign four prospects

We told you last night that former USF receiver Amarri Jackson would be signing with the Bucs after his showing in the weekend's rookie mini-camp.

We now know he'll be joined by three others: Troy defensive tackle Chris Bradwell, Miami center John Rochford and Fresno State running back Clifton Smith.

The Bucs will have a chance to get a longer look at the quartet in the coming weeks when the team resumes offseason workouts. Because there's almost guaranteed to be further roster shuffling through the summer, it's not certain all four will make it to training camp. However, as of today, they are on the roster.

Coaches indicated over the weekend that Bradwell had made an impression, so his signing his no surprise. As for Rochford, he plays a position (center) where the Bucs are looking for depth. And Smith was a dynamic return man in college and could potentially provide a boost there, although second-round pick Dexter Jackson looks likely to handle return duties in 2008.

All four of today's signees participated in rookie camp on tryout contracts after going undrafted the previous weekend.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:02pm]

    

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