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Buccaneers Sign Offensive Lineman Edawn Coughman

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With injuries piling up along the offensive line, the Bucs added a small school tackle to compete in camp.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed Edawn Coughman, a former undrafted rookie from Shaw University, to provide another option in camp along the offensive line. The news was reported by the Tampa Bay Times. The team would later confirm the move.

The tackle has limited NFL experience, bouncing around with practice squad paychecks and training camp appearances with the Bills, Seahawks and Cowboys during his career. The 6'4" lineman got his professional football debut in Canada, playing nine games with the Toronto Argonauts in 2011.

As Greg Auman points out, this is merely a "camp bodies" issue, as the Bucs don't have enough depth at tackle to keep practicing (and to play against Buffalo) with J.B. Shugarts and Matt Patchan sitting out due to injury. Coughman doesn't really project as a guard, and won't compete for a roster spot with plenty of more qualified players who have been in camp longer ahead of him.

This roster move was made possible after the release of Lavelle Hawkins, who the Buccaneers let go earlier on Wednesday.