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Bucs add ex-Jesuit player Sanborn

Long-snapper Garrison Sanborn comes from the Bills.
Long-snapper Garrison Sanborn comes from the Bills.
Published Mar. 15, 2017

The Bucs are likely to have a new long-snapper in 2017, and longtime Bills snapper Garrison Sanborn, who played at Tampa Jesuit and FSU, has a good chance to be that player, signing a one-year contract on Tuesday after a workout.

Sanborn, 31, had been the Bills' snapper the past eight seasons before he was released earlier this month. The Bucs also have another former FSU snapper on roster in Dax Dellenbach, but he's yet to snap in an NFL game. Andrew DePaola, the Bucs' starter for the past three seasons, tore his ACL in last year's season finale and is recovering from surgery and unlikely to be healthy for the season opener; the Bucs opted not to tender him as a restricted free agent last week.

Sanborn has not missed a game in his eight NFL seasons, playing in all 128 straight.

LACY TO SEAHAWKS: Former Packers running back Eddie Lacy agreed to terms on a one-year, $5.5 million deal. Seattle has been plagued by injuries at the position in recent years. "I like that we're bringing in a big, tough guy that's going to send a message the way he plays the game," coach Pete Carroll said. Lacy was the top offensive rookie four years ago when he rushed for 1,178 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also ran for more than 1,100 yards in 2014, but has since been slowed by injuries. Seattle also re-signed cornerback and special teams standout Neiko Thorpe, who may have a chance at more playing time at cornerback this season.

BEARS: Former Bucs kicker Connor Barth agreed to a one-year contract to remain with Chicago. Last season, Barth made 18 of 23 field goals; overall in nine seasons with four teams he is 157-for-187.

FALCONS: Safety Kemal Ishmael re-signed for one year and $2.5 million, and former Lions receiver/return specialist Andre Roberts signed. Roberts (one year, $1.8 million) will provide depth at receiver and compete to be the No. 1 returner.

PACKERS: While he was visiting the Steelers, free agent cornerback Davon House agreed to a one-year deal with the Packers, reportedly worth $3.5 million. House was a fourth-round pick by Green Bay in 2011 and played four seasons there before joining the Jaguars in 2015.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.