The Bucs will signal three tryout gamers from the crew’s rookie mini-camp over the weekend. The signing of Yale tight finish J.J. Howland was first reported by The Athletic’s Greg Auman.
Ivy League undrafted rookie tight finish? The Bucs are signing former Yale tight finish J.J. Howland to a contract after he impressed in rookie minicamp this weekend. Howland even wore Cam Brate’s 84 as a tryout participant.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) Might 16, 2022
Howland, who wore Cameron Brate’s No. 84 jersey throughout the rookie mini-camp, seemed like Brate. He caught nearly every little thing thrown his means and has an Ivy League pedigree like Brate, who performed at Harvard. The 6-foot-6, 255-pound Howland caught 16 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns at Yale final yr.
The Bucs additionally signed James Madison defensive lineman Mike Greene, who’s 6-foot-3 and weighs 293 kilos. He had 12 tackles for loss and 5 sacks final yr. He had 18 sacks in his faculty profession, together with 7.5 in 2019 as a defensive deal with, and three whereas taking part in defensive finish in 2020.
Tampa Bay added one other broad receiver to the combination in signing Coastal Carolina’s Kameron Brown. He caught 36 passes for 605 yards (16.8 avg.) and 5 touchdowns final season. In two years with the Chanticleers, Brown totaled 56 receptions for 911 yards (16.3 avg.) and eight TDs.
The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Brown provides the Bucs one other huge receiver after signing three undrafted free brokers who had been 5-foot-10 or shorter. Kaylon Geiger, Sr. is 5-foot-10, 180 kilos, whereas Jerreth Sterns is 5-foot-7, 183 kilos. Deven Thompkins was even lighter at 5-foot-7, 167 kilos.
Brown’s addition means the Bucs have 15 receivers on the roster. Tampa Bay has to chop a few gamers to keep up a 90-player roster, so the crew will seemingly reduce at the very least one receiver.