The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that the team has signed wide receiver Donteea Dye, running back Devine Redding and long snapper Garrison Sanborn. Tampa Bay had roster spots availability after injuries to wide receiver Sergio Bailey, and running back Charles Sims.

Sanborn will be given a look at long snapper after a poor snap contributed to a missed extra point in the Bucs loss to the Lions on Friday night.

“Yeah, it was a low snap and Bryan Anger was trying to get it down and it was just bang-bang,” Dirk Koetter said on Saturday. “When Chandler was there to kick it, the ball wasn’t quite down so he hit it kind of funny. Of course, any time you’re having that, that’s a concern and that’s something we’re going to have to address.”

Dye (5-10, 195) spent time with Tampa Bay from 2015-16, playing in 11 games, with five starts, catching 11 passes for 132 yards and one touchdown. A Cincinnati native, Dye played collegiately at Heidelberg.

Redding (5-8, 205) played collegiately at Indiana. He originally entered the league as a college free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017 and spent that offseason and preseason with the team. He is a native of Youngstown, Ohio.

Sanborn (6-1, 240) played in all 16 games for Tampa Bay last season, after having played for the Buffalo Bills for eight seasons (2009-16). In his career, he has played in 144 games, recording 31 special teams tackles and one fumble recovery. A Tampa native, Sanborn played high school football at Jesuit High School and collegiately at Florida State.

– Part of this report is courtesy of the Buccaneers Communications Department


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2 years ago

I love the Sanborn signing, but I admit that’s the FSU homer in me.

2 years ago

I would keep the present LS.

2 years ago

I think putting the loss on the long snapper is laughable. The whole second half was one problem after another. If I had control of this team, I would not let any of the coaching/GM staff make any decisions about kickers/LS or holders. Just say’in….

2 years ago

Don’t really understand the logic of bringing Dye back. I like the guy, but we are so STACKED at WR now. We don’t need yet more options at the position.

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2 years ago

Last year I believe Dye I was told by coach he would be there for him if needed on Hard Knocks. Coach might be trying to get him noticed around the league this year. It’s a no lose situation as he will not make the team

2 years ago

Dye is just a roster filler at this point and will play in the 4th game because he still knows the offense. Most likely he’s just looking to get some tape out so he might catch on somewhere. He also could still be PS candidate. As to the long snapper, when Cat missed the extra point I re-wound the play and noticed that it was a bad snap. Sandborn has history/trust with the team and I wouldn’t be surprised if he ended up making the team. And @jiggyjoe no one said that they lost the game because of the snap,… Read more »

2 years ago

I am not the last word on kickers/LS or Holders, but I have been around a long time and having seen how the Bucs deal with kickers, I worry about their thinking or lack of thought. Seems a little late to be trying to fix their kicking game. Since most of the kicking game is timing and making the same actions to get the same results. So now they are bringing in a possible replacement.