The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed six players to futures contracts, meaning they’re under contract for this offseason (at least). That’s what the Bucs announced today.
Those players are safety Isaiah Johnson, guard Josh Allen, guard Michael Liedtke, cornerback Cody Riggs, running back Blake Sims and tight end Tevin Westbrook. All of them were on the Bucs practice squad.
Of these, Johnson is the most likely to stick around. He spent the entire season on the practice squad after entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of South Carolina, and the Bucs liked him this offseason. With little depth at safety, there’s definitely room for Johnson to make an impact in training camp.
Westbrook is another player to keep an eye on. He’s spent the past two years off and on the team’s practice squad, and has potential as an athletic, multi-purpose tight end. He’s had very little experience at that position, though, catching just 11 catches in college after converting from defensive line to offense.