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2014 NFL Free Agency: Buccaneers sign TE Brandon Myers

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The Bucs have made their first signing of the 2014 league year - and it's neither of the Bengals players we've been hearing about.

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According to Adam Schefter, the Bucs have signed former Raiders and Giants TE Brandon Myers.

Myers was a sixth round pick for Oakland back in 2009, and signed with the Giants last season. He had a career-high 79 receptions for 806 yards and 4 touchdowns in 2012 for the Raiders, his first year as a starter; he started 14 games for the Giants last year, racking up 522 yards on 47 catches, again with four touchdowns.

The Bucs are sorely needing help at tight end, but Myers seems an odd choice, as he's not considered a very good blocker, making it fair to ask what he brings to the table that Tim Wright doesn't. Still, with the Bucs putting three different tight ends on IR last year, they may need all the bodies they can get.

Schefter reports that the deal is for two years, to the tune of $4 million. Update: Myers received $2 million in guarantees, per Mike Garafolo, so this is likely a depth signing.