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Austin Seferian-Jenkins injury forces Bucs to sign Cameron Brate

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are signing tight end Cameron Brate off the New Orleans Saints' practice squad, according to Adam Caplan. He'll take linebacker Orie Lemon's spot, who was released yesterday after one game with the team.

Brate's signing is likely a reaction to Seferian-Jenkins' shoulder injury, which he suffered in the third quarter in Sunday's game. It's not clear how serious that injury is, and this signing only means that Seferian-Jenkins' participation this week is in question, not that he's definitely ruled out. Last week the Bucs signed the aforementioned Lemon to cover for Danny Lansanah's injury, but Lansanah ended up playing anyway.

Brate joined the Bucs as an undrafted free agent last year but barely got on the field, and spent all of this offseason with the team until final cuts as well. He's mostly a receiving tight end who has the talent to do a little bit of damage in the passing game, but he obviously wouldn't able to completely replace Seferian-Jenkins, who's the Bucs' leading receiver through two games.