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Bucs strike deals with kicker Cairo Santos, Browns receiver Breshad Perriman

Santos settled Bucs wayward kicking woes last season and Perriman brings speed to the offense
MONICA HERNDON | Times Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Cairo Santos (5) celebrates making a field goal with Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive tackle Leonard Wester (61) in the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, December 30, 3018.
Published Mar. 13
Updated Mar. 13

TAMPA — The Bucs can thank the Browns trade for Giants receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., for their latest addition.

After Cleveland locked up that deal, Tampa Bay was able to convince Browns receiver Breshad Perriman to agree to a one-year, $4-million contract.

Tampa Bay also agreed to terms with kicker Cairo Santos, who started the last nine games for the Bucs last season and made 14 of 18 field goals and 22 of 23 extra points.

Santos only weakness was kickoffs and the Bucs solved that problem earlier Tuesday when they agreed to terms with 49ers punter Bradley Pinion. Santos came aboard after the Bucs released kicker Chandler Catanzaro, who went 11 of 15 in field goal tries and 23 of 27 on PATs.

Perriman would seem to be a good replacement for Humphries, who agreed to a three-year deal Wednesday with the Titans. The Central Florida star, who was first-round pick by Cleveland in 2015, planned to re-sign with the Browns before their trade for OJB.

Last season, Perriman caught 16 passes for 340 yards and two touchdowns.


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