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Buccaneers claim Ladarius Hamilton, sign Nate Brooks, and agree to terms with Blaine Gabbert

Two moves official, one unofficial

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven’t stopped making moves just because the NFL Draft is over and about 91.3% (not actually calculated, but you know, probably still close) of their Super Bowl roster is set to return for 2021.

On Thursday, the team claimed former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Ladarius Hamilton in their latest move. In an article posted to Buccaneers.com by senior writer and editor Scott Smith,

“The Buccaneers’ latest addition is outside linebacker Ladarius Hamilton, who was claimed off waivers after being waived by the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, the Buccaneers also signed cornerback Nate Brooks, a former teammate of Hamilton’s at North Texas. Last Saturday, the Buccaneers used a fourth-round draft pick on Mean Green wide receiver Jaelon Darden.”

Hamilton was an undrafted free agent who spent the year on the Cowboys’ practice squad. Brooks has more experience in that he’s actually appeared in a game for the Baltimore Ravens in Week 17 of the 2020 NFL Season and entered the league one year earlier.

This isn’t the last move to catch up on for the Buccaneers, however, but they are the last official ones at the time of this writing. At the pace the team is moving, we’ll be lucky to get this published before another move is made though.

On Wednesday ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported what many have been assuring would happen, that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreed to a new deal with veteran quarterback, Blaine Gabbert.

According to the report, the deal is worth up to $2.5M. Once official, the return of both Gabbert and Ryan Griffin along with the drafting of Florida Gators quarterback Kyle Trask will open the door to some questions entering training camp and the preseason.

The assumption is, either Gabbert or Griffin will not be on the team for long.