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Buccaneers sign cornerback Javien Elliott, who played one year of college football

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed former Florida State cornerback Javien Elliott, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The defensive back was a walk-on at Florida State in 2014, redshirting his first year and posting 37 tackles and an interception in limited time in 2015. The Times reports he ran a 4.41-second 40-yard dash at his Pro Day, and that's how Bucs general manager Jason Licht initially noticed him.

Elliott played four years at Rutherford High School, but didn't get any scholarship offers. He studied at Tallahassee Community College for three years, before graduating and becoming a walk-on player at Florida State in 2014. During that time, he did play some flag football -- but that's not exactly comparable to college football.

You don't really ever see players with just one season of college football experience make it to the NFL, except for a few basketball players turned tight ends. It's a fascinating story, but Elliott has a long way to go to make it to the NFL.

The Bucs placed John Lowdermilk on the reserve/retired list to make room for Elliott.

The team also announced they signed safety Kimario McFadden, who played three games as a special teamer for them last year.