Yesterday the Bucs claimed tight end Martin Rucker off waivers from Philadelphia, but he failed his physical after arriving in Tampa. I am not sure why the Bucs would want another tight end on the roster, it would be hard to believe the Bucs would have 4 tight ends at the season opener. So that left the Bucs with any empty roster spot, but it wasn’t empty for long.
So with an empty roster spot, the Bucs signed rookie running back Carlos Brown who was waived by the New Orleans Saints. In 4 years at Michigan, Brown played in a total of 31 games, gaining 1025 yards on 201 carries. He also was a threat as a receiver and a kick-off returner. His best performance came against Eastern Michigan, where he led the Wolverines with 187 yards and two touchdowns on just 13 carries.
Once again I am not sure why the Bucs are signing a player where they already have depth and talent. The Bucs have Cadillac who is healthy and ready to go, Derrick Ward is a good running back that is looking to have a better season, and then there is Clifton Smith and Kareem Huggins both fast and exciting running backs. Adding Brown to the roster doesn’t seem to fit right now. Unless they want to use him as a returner, special team player, or the practice squad, the move is not a very good one at this stage.
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