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Buccaneers sign third punter in Jacob Schum

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are continuing their strategy of having a lot of competition at punter: the team just re-signed Jacob Schum to compete with Karl Schmitz and Michael Koenen at that position. Neither punter has looked better than the other so far this offseason, which is not a good thing given that Koenen's been a disappointment for years on end.

Schum was on the Bucs' practice squad last year, but the Bucs cut him at the start of the offseason. He's since been with the New York Jets, punting four times for 205 yards -- which is significantly better than both Schmitz and Koenen, albeit over a very small number of punts. And the Jets apparently didn't think he was good enough, cutting him on August 18.

It's pretty clear that the Bucs want to find a replacement for Koenen, who's set to earn an obscene $3.25 million this year if the team decides to retain him. That's not going to happen.

To make room for Schum, the team released safety Derrick Wells.