May 18, 2021

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The Buccaneers Make Some Moves

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Image Credit: Kim Klement | USA Today Sports

The Buccaneers recently signed OLB Sam Acho to a one year contract. Acho was among eight players the Buccaneers brought in the other day for workouts per Howard Balzer of CBS Sports. Of those players, most notable were WR J.J. Nelson, RB Spencer Ware, and rookie QB Tyree Jackson. There were no secondary players among the eight, which lends to the belief that the Buccaneers are not currently looking to add to a secondary that ranks at the bottom of the league. Maybe that will change in the near future.

Also noted is the waiving of WR Amara Darboh, signed DE Quinton Bell (per Greg Auman) to the practice squad, and promoted LB Kahzin Daniels (Per Greg Auman) to the active roster.

WR J.J. Nelson played 52 snaps for the Oakland Raiders and last played in Week 3. He was targeted 5 times, catching 4 passes for 36 yards and a touchdown. Nelson was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the 5th round of the 2015 NFL Draft and played in 58 games starting 16 catching 85 passes for 1,475 yards and 11 TDs

Runningback Spence Ware was drafted in the 6th round of the 2013 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks, he saw limited action in 2 games for the Seahawks, during his rookie season carrying the football three times and recording 1 touchdown. The following season he landed in Kansas City, where he saw more action. Ware played in 38 games starting 18 rushing for 1,570 yards, 11 TDS, and catching 59 passes for 676 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Rookie QB Tyree Jackson is an undrafted free agent out of the State University of New York at Buffalo who signed with the Buffalo Bills but never made the roster as he was released during final roster cuts. Jackson went on to be drafted in the 9th round of XFL by the DC Defenders. During Jackson’s four-seasons with the Buffalo Bulls played in 32 games, throwing for 6,999 yards, 49 touchdowns, and 24 INTS.

Among the remaining players brought in for workouts were WR Maurice Harris, TE Eric Tomlison, and Matt Lengel.

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