With coaching camp simply across the nook, the Bucs have announced they’ve formally signed rookie tight finish Cade Otton a four-year contract. The Bucs drafted Otton 106th total within the 2022 NFL Draft. Otton was chosen with one of many extra picks Tampa Bay picked up once they traded out of the primary spherical with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The opposite choose was traded when the Bucs moved up into the fifth spherical to pick out cornerback Zyon McCollum.
Otton is predicted to assist fill the void left by Rob Gronkowski’s retirement. He was not too long ago cleared to take part in coaching camp after struggling an ankle damage late in his last yr at Washington.
Otton will be part of a good finish room that features fellow draft choose Ko Kieft. Along with these two are holdover veteran Cam Brate, in addition to newly signed veteran Kyle Rudolph. Otton is projected to have the ability to carry out the function of the “Y” tight finish. This implies he’s anticipated to be an in-line blocker in addition to a receiving risk.
Over the course of 4 years at Washington Otton posted 91 catches for 1,026 yards and 9 touchdowns. His most spectacular season got here in a Covid-shortened 2020. That yr he had 18 catches for 258 yards and three touchdowns in simply 4 video games. The Bucs signed second spherical choose Logan Corridor on Friday.