The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed defensive end Josh Martin to reinforce their pass rush, the team announced today. The defensive end was an undrafted free agent out of Columbia in 2013 and has played 19 games for the Kansas City Chiefs over the past two years, registering 14 tackles, a forced fumble and half a sack as well as 13 special teams tackles. At 6'3", 245 lbs. he's a little undersized, but could have the right size for a speed rusher in the Bucs' defense.
To make room for Martin, the team released defensive end Kourtnei Brown. Brown was claimed off waivers after final cuts, and played 19 snaps this past Sunday. He apparently did not quite impress the coaching staff, who are still waiting for T.J. Fatinikun to return from injury. The Bucs already signed tight end Cameron Brate to replace Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who's expected to miss four to six weeks with injury, releasing linebacker Orie Lemon to make room for him
The team also released preseason favorite Rannell Hall from the practice squad, in addition to defensive tackle Derrick Lott and linebacker Julian Stanford. They signed Lemon , wide receiver Evan Spencer and guard Martin Wallace to replace them. Spencer is the son of Bucs running backs coach Tim Spencer.