Because the Bucs proceed to signal their draft class, the following participant to signal is fourth-round punter Jake Camarda. The team announced they have signed Camarda to his rookie contract on Thursday.
Camarda supplies extra than simply punting, as he’s additionally a succesful holder and kickoff specialist. These present duties belong to Bradley Pinion, who stays on the roster, as does Sterling Hofrichter. Head coach Todd Bowles says he doesn’t anticipate to hold all three punters into coaching camp. Hofrichter is the cheaper possibility, as he’s on a minimal deal. Pinion will depend $2.9 million towards the cap, with no lifeless cash cost.
The Bucs chosen Camarda with the 133rd decide within the fourth spherical on this 12 months’s draft. He spent 4 years because the Georgia Bulldogs’ punter, beginning as a real freshman. In his 4 years with the Bulldogs, he averaged 45.8 yards per punt. He downed 70 of 140 punts contained in the 20-yard line. On his 102 kickoffs, 71 of them went for touchbacks as properly. Chosen because the SEC particular Groups Participant of the 12 months in 2020, he additionally was named first group All-SEC in each 2020 and 2021. The Bucs now have six of eight draft picks below contract.