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Buccaneers sign QB Sean Renfree as Mike Glennon set to leave

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed quarterback Sean Renfree to a futures contract, the team announced today. The imminent signing had been reported a couple weeks ago, but apparently it took a while to finalize.

Renfree entered the league as a seventh-round pick for the Atlanta Falcons in 2013, backing up Matt Ryan for three seasons, two of which he played under then offensive coordinator and now Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter.

Renfree’s thrown seven passes for 11 yards and an interception in his career, starting no games and playing in two. He’s not exactly someone you’d see as a long-term solution, or a long-term backup, or probably anything more than a training camp arm and possibly a third quarterback that has “break glass in times of emergency” written over him.

The 6’5”, 225 lbs. passer does fit what Koetter seems to like in a quarterback: big, strong-armed, pocket passer who’s somewhat static. With Mike Glennon almost certainly leaving in free agency, Renfree would be the team’s third quarterback behind Ryan Griffin, who the team has been grooming as a backup for two seasons.