The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed another wide receiver, but no, it's not Antonio Bryant or Michael Clayton, who are scheduled to become free agents on February 27. PewterReport.com is reporting the Bucs signed former Auburn WR/TE Anthony Mix, who played with RB Cadillac Williams in college, to a two-year contract.
The Buccaneers have another pass catcher under contract for the 2009 season, but it is neither Antonio Bryant nor Michael Clayton – the team’s starting wide receivers during the 2008 campaign who are slated to become free agents on February 27. A week after re-signing Paris Warren, who was out of football in ’08, Tampa Bay has signed another free agent, wide receiver Anthony Mix, who last played for the Washington Redskins during the 2007 season.
The 6-foot-5, 243-pound Mix, who has two years of NFL experience, signed a two-year contract for the league minimum. Mix entered the NFL with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2006 and played in four games during the 2007 season, catching three passes for 39 yards before winding up on the team’s practice squad.
In preseason action in 2006, Mix caught one pass for 16 yards, but had a great preseason the following year with 15 catches for 119 yards and two touchdowns.
In November of 2007, Mix was signed off the Giants’ practice squad by Washington. He wound up playing in five contests that year for the Redskins. Washington quarterback Jason Campbell played with Mix at Auburn and lobbied the front office to sign Mix, who is known as a talented player with a questionable work ethic.
Mix battled injuries during training camp and managed to catch only two passes for 13 yards in the 2008 preseason before breaking a rib in the second game that led to him being waived on August 30 during roster cut-downs. He was out of football last year.
Mix spent his college career at Auburn playing both tight end and wide receiver, catching 23 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns as a senior and hauling in 19 passes for 294 yards and three scores as a junior. Mix, who ran a 4.51 coming out of Auburn, was also a college teammate of Buccaneers running back Carnell “Cadillac” Williams. In 2004, Mix caught a 29-yard scoring pass from Williams on a halfback pass against Georgia.
The 26-year old receiver has a good track record of producing on special teams.
Mix joins Warren, Ike Hilliard, Joey Galloway, Maurice Stovall, Brian Clark and Dexter Jackson as the wide receivers under contract with the Buccaneers for the 2009 season.
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