The Buccaneers are still searching for potential improvement across the board as indicated by the team claiming former Bengals and Texas Longhorn receiver Jordan Shipley off waivers Monday afternoon.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have claimed WR Jordan Shipley off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals and released WR Wallace Wright.
Shipley has spent the past two seasons with the Bengals, playing in 17 games with four starts. He has recorded 56 receptions for 614 yards and three touchdowns. He originally entered the league with Cincinnati as a third-round pick (84th overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Shipley was a highly productive player during his college days for the Texas Longhorns. During his four-year career in Austin, Shipley amassed 3191 receiving yards on 248 receptions and scored 33 touchdowns. In addition to his stellar work as a receiver, Shipley also produced as a return man, scoring four touchdowns as a punt and kick returner.
Shipley’s NFL career was derailed last season in a Week 2 contest with the Broncos in which the Temple, Texas native tore both his MCL and ACL ligaments, landing him on injured reserve.
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