The Bucs added veteran Kyle Rudolph to the tight finish room final week, however weren’t carried out on the place. Tampa Bay signed USFL star tight finish Bug Howard after he labored out for the group on Wednesday. Howard, who’s 6-foot-5, 228 kilos, involves the Bucs after most lately enjoying for the Philadelphia Stars of the US Soccer League.
He began 8-of-10 video games performed for the Stars, recording 30 receptions for 371 yards and 4 touchdowns. He completed tied for second within the league in touchdowns and tied for seventh within the USFL in receiving yards.
Previous to his time within the USFL, Howard hung out on the observe squads of the Cleveland Browns (2017), Denver Broncos (2019) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2020). He initially entered the NFL as a school free agent with the Indianapolis Colts in 2017 and has participated in coaching camps with the Colts (2017), Carolina Panthers (2018), Broncos (2019) and Buffalo Payments (2021).
The Rochelle, Georgia, native performed 4 seasons collegiately on the College of North Carolina, the place he completed his profession with the sixth-most receiving touchdowns in program historical past (18). To make room for Howard on the roster the Bucs waived backup punter Sterling Hofrichter.
Tampa Bay additionally activated guard Sadarius Hutcherson off the PUP checklist (bodily unable to carry out). Hutcherson suffered a season-ending ACL harm final preseason throughout his rookie yr.