The Buccaneers signed second-round draft pick, safety Sabby Piscitelli, to a four-year contract on Thursday.
Tampa Bay used one of its two second-round picks in the 2007 NFL Draft to select Piscitelli in April.
Piscitelli had an impressive collegiate career at Oregon State. A three-year starter, Piscitelli recorded 178 tackles, 29 pass breakups, 15 interceptions, 10 tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and one sack.
The 6-foot-3, 228-pound Piscitelli was one of the NFL’s fast risers up teams’ draft boards when he ran a 4.44 in the 40-yard dash at his Pro Day workout and turned in an impressive East-West Shrine Game.
Piscitelli will compete with Jermaine Phillips for Tampa Bay’s starting strong safety job in training camp.
The Bucs have one draft pick — guard Arron Sears — unsigned, but Bucs head coach Jon Gruden said he expects to have Sears report to Celebration Hotel sometime this evening.
LATEST PEWTERREPORT.COM HEADLINES
Want the inside scoop on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 2007 offseason plans? Want to find out who the Bucs are targeting in free agency and the NFL Draft? Subscribe to PewterReport.com's Pewter Insider by clicking here.
Looking for the best selection of Tampa Bay Buccaneers merchandise? Pewter Report endorses Sports Fan-Attic, with 9 Tampa Bay area locations in most major malls. To shop for Bucs merchandise on the Internet, as well as the largest selection of NFL, NCAA, NBA, NHL, MLB and NASCAR, visit SportsFanAtticShop.com.