The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ever-revolving door at tight end has a new face Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports:
Bucs have signed tight end Kyle Adams, a Purdue grad last with Bears, to 53-man roster, replacing injured Tom Crabtree.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) November 27, 2013
After Crabtree was ruled out for the season with a torn bicep, the Bucs only had one tight end on their 53-man roster in Tim Wright.
Adams is a Purdue grad who went undrafted in the 2011 draft. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Chicago Bears in 2011 and played in 15 games last season, catching four passes for 40 yards.
Over his college career, he had 660 receiving yards on 79 catches along with three touchdowns. He missed the entire 2008 season after suffering a season-ending knee injury in Purdue’s opening game of the season.
According to his pre-draft report, Adams possesses very good speed and has good hands and has the athletic ability to catch poorly thrown balls. However, according to nflmocks.com, he is a poor run blocker and can sometimes struggle to get open.
The 25-year-old Adams has been a free agent since September 9th, when the Bears cut him.