The Buccaneers re-signed free agent wide receiver Cortez Hankton on Thursday, according to his agent, Harold Lewis.
Hankton, 28, originally joined the Bucs as a free agent in 2008. The former undrafted rookie out of Texas Southern spent four seasons (2003-06) with the Jacksonville Jaguars and had a brief stint with the Minnesota Vikings in 2007 before joining Tampa Bay. He has 34 career catches for 310 yards and two touchdowns in 46 career games (one start).
The 6-foot, 200-pound Hankton's first year with the Bucs was cut short when he sustained an injury before the 2008 regular season began.
Hankton is the fourth player to re-sign with the Bucs this offseason. Quarterback Luke McCown, defensive tackle Ryan Sims, wide receiver Michael Clayton and safety Will Allen inked new deals with the team before Hankton. The Bucs also franchised WR Antonio Bryant.