With coaching camp simply across the nook, the Bucs have introduced they’ve formally signed rookie tight finish Cade Otton a four-year contract. The Bucs drafted Otton 106th general within the 2022 NFL Draft. Otton was chosen with one of many further picks Tampa Bay picked up after they traded out of the primary spherical with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The opposite decide was traded when the Bucs moved up into the fifth spherical to pick out cornerback Zyon McCollum.
Otton is anticipated to assist fill the void left by Rob Gronkowski’s retirement. He was just lately cleared to take part in coaching camp after struggling an ankle harm late in his remaining 12 months at Washington.
Otton will be a part of a good finish room that features fellow draft decide Ko Kieft. Along with these two are holdover veteran Cam Brate, in addition to newly signed veteran Kyle Rudolph. Otton is projected to have the ability to carry out the position of the “Y” tight finish. This implies he’s anticipated to be an in-line blocker in addition to a receiving menace.
Over the course of 4 years at Washington Otton posted 91 catches for 1,026 yards and 9 touchdowns. His most spectacular season got here in a Covid-shortened 2020. That 12 months he had 18 catches for 258 yards and three touchdowns in simply 4 video games. The Bucs signed second spherical decide Logan Corridor on Friday.