Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Bucs sign undrafted players

Bucs add undrafted players to roster

TAMPA — The Bucs stayed busy after the draft ended Saturday, signing at least 16 undrafted players. Four were teammates of Bucs draft picks.

Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith, who threw for 29 touchdowns last season, will be reunited with receiver Robert Herron, a sixth-round pick. Texas A&M linebackers Steven Jenkins and Nate Askew and cornerback Toney Hurd will join first-round pick receiver Mike Evans.

Gators receiver Solomon Patton will compete with Herron at slot receiver.

Others reported signees include Boise State receiver Aaron Burks, South Carolina defensive end Chaz Sutton, Louisiana-Monroe center Josh Allen Virginia-Lynchburg cornerback Keith Lewis, Georgia Tech defensive tackle Euclid Cummings, Georgia guard Chris Burnette, Eastern Michigan safety Mycal Swain, Oklahoma State running back Jeremy Smith and Jacksonville punter Dylan Lynch.

Former Armwood and Florida offensive lineman Matt Patchan said he signed. And former Armwood and USF defensive end Ryne Giddins was finalizing a deal, his agent said.

•Former Plant High and Florida State running back James Wilder, who visited the Bucs last month, signed with the Bengals. Former Lakewood High and Toledo receiver Bernard Reedy signed with the Falcons. USF defensive end Tevin Mims signed with the Dolphins and linebacker DeDe Lattimore with the Bears.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

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