clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Buccaneers sign Freddie Martino and a safety with a weird name

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have claimed safety John Lowdermilk off waivers, and signed wide receiver Freddie Martino. To make room for these players, they waived safety Traveon Henry and wide receiver Dez Stewart, the latter with an injury.

The undrafted free agent wheel of doom never ends.

Martino was an undrafted free agent for the Atlanta Falcons two years ago, having played his college football at North Greenville. He was one of those small-school receivers who puts up ridiculous numbers. In his case, 146 catches for 1,680 yards and 12 touchdowns in his final season. Dirk Koetter knows the 6'0", 195 lbs. receiver from his time in Atlanta, where he played in one game, recording no stats. He's since bounced on and off the Falcons' and Eagles' practice squads.

John Lowdermilk entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Iowa last year. The 6'1", 210 lbs. safety spent all of the 2015 offseason with the San Diego Chargers, but didn't make their 53-man roster. He also spent some time on the Minnesota Vikings' practice squad, who waived him earlier this week.