Bucs add veteran receiver David Moore amid flurry of moves

Tampa Bay needed some more experience, signing a player that offensive coordinator Dave Canales is familiar with.
The Bucs have signed former Seahawks wide receiver David Moore.
The Bucs have signed former Seahawks wide receiver David Moore. [ LARRY MAURER | AP ]
Published May 15

TAMPA ― Offensive coordinator Dave Canales reached back to his former Seahawks team to add receiver David Moore. In 50 career games with Seattle, Denver and Green Bay, Moore has 78 career receptions for 1,163 yards and 13 touchdowns.

The Bucs have three established returning receivers: Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Russell Gage. The rest are an assortment of undrafted free agents.

The Bucs also signed linebacker Markees Watts and safety Kedrick Whitehead, who were both tryout players at rookie minicamp last week. To make room for those additions, the Bucs waived tackle Dylan Cook and outside linebacker Nelson Mbanasor.

Watts (6-1, 240) played five seasons at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, totaling 177 tackles (31.5 for loss) and 21.5 sacks. Whitehead (5-11, 195) played five seasons at Delaware and finished with 295 tackles, 25 passes defensed, five interceptions, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

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