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Buccaneers sign three defensive linemen and one receiver to offseason contracts

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed three defensive linemen and one wide receiver to futures contracts, the team announced today. Defensive tackles Davon Coleman and Cliff Matthews, defensive end Jemauria Rasco and wide receiver Bernard Reedy will join the team's offseason roster to compete for a roster spot.

Reedy has a history with Dirk Koetter, as he signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted receiver with the Atlanta Falcons while Koetter was the offensive coordinator in 2014. Reedy has yet to play in the regular season in the NFL, though, and spent the past two years on and off the Falcons offseason roster and practice squad. His best fit is as a slot receiver, so he'll primarily be competition for Adam Humphries.

Matthews also has a history with a Bucs coach: he was the Atlanta Falcons' seventh-round pick in 2011, and played for them until 2014, all under then head coach Mike Smith, who runs the Bucs defense. Matthews has 28 tackles and one pass defensed.

Coleman was an undrafted free agent out of Arizona State in 2014, and played four games for the Dallas Cowboys over the past two years. Rasco was an undrafted free agent out of LSU last year, and is a bit of an undersized but athletic defensive end who might be able to make an impact as a pass rusher. He spent the past year with the Green Bay Packers but didn't appear in an NFL game.