Whereas the Bucs have saved a lot of the band collectively, returning all 22 starters from their 2020 Tremendous Bowl profitable group, the roster will look slightly completely different this upcoming season.
After dropping backup offensive sort out Joe Haeg, security Andrew Adams and reserve cornerback and particular groups ace Ryan Smith in free company a report on Wednesday says backup tight finish Antony Auclair might be becoming a member of the Houston Texans.
Auclair joined the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 2017 and made the Buccaneers’ 53-man roster as the one undrafted rookie that season. He was additionally drafted by the Saskatchewan Roughriders within the 4th spherical with the thirtieth total decide within the 2017 CFL Draft however determined to take his probabilities within the NFL.
Auclair, a local of Quebec, Canada, performed his school soccer north of the border for Laval and was a standout on the East-West Shrine Sport in 2017 in St. Petersburg the place the Buccaneers had been capable of see him up shut and in individual.
Over his 4 season in Tampa Bay Auclair noticed motion in 40 video games and he caught 10 passes for 84 yards. Used primarily as a reserve blocking tight finish, accidents performed a toll on his manufacturing, limiting him to only eight video games in every of the final two seasons. Auclair was positioned on inured reserve on September 18 with a calf harm and was activated to the roster on October 31. Auclair didn’t file a catch in 2020, and had only one reception for the Buccaneers in 2019.
Regardless of dropping Auclair the Bucs seem strong on the tight finish place with returning starter Rob Gronkowski again on a one-year contract and O.J. Howard who’s recovering from an Achilles harm suffered final season towards the Chargers. Veteran tight finish Cameron Brate is returning as is reserve Tanner Hudson. The Buccaneers even have Codey McElroy as nicely.