January 28, 2012; Mobile, AL, USA; South Squad wide receiver Joe Adams (4) of Arkansas runs after a catch and is defended by North Squad defensive back Leonard Johnson (23) of Iowa State during the Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-US PRESSWIRE
With the draft over, we head into undrafted free agency. This is a period when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers add a lot of players simply to fill out the roster for the offseason, but a few of those players always manage to either make the roster, or at least the practice squad. Occasionally a few gems come from this group, and others tease with potential before getting injured for the season (I'm looking at you, Raymond Webber). No signings have been confirmed yet, but reputable people have indicated a few signings at least. Note that this is not official, so file this under 'rumors' for now. We should have an official list some time tomorrow morning.
Confirmed/reputable signings for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers:
G/C Chaz Hine, USF - reported by Rick Stroud, citing agent Glen Lansky
CB Quenton Washington, USF - reported by Greg Auman of Tampa Bay Times
T Mike Van Der Meulen, Toledo - reported by the Tampa Bay Times
Rumored signings for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
S Tramain Thomas, Arkansas - reported by Shane Hallam of DraftCountdown.com
G Desmond Wynn, Rutgers -reported by Shane Hallam of DraftCountdown.com
DE Morkeith Brown, Temple - reported by Doug Kyed of nepatriotsdraft.com
WR Tyler Shoemaker, Boise State - reported by Mike Loyko of nepatriosdraft.com
T Bradley Sowell, Mississippi - reported by Mike Loyko of nepatriotsdraft.com
In addition to these players, the Bucs will bring in a number of rookies for tryouts. The Bucs noted they would sign about 15 undrafted free agents, while holding a few roster spots open for rookies to make the offseason roster via tryouts.