The 2020 season ended just five days ago in a Super Bowl Championship for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but they aren’t wasting much time preparing for the 2021 campaign. On Friday, the Bucs signed three free agents, including former practice squad running back C.J. Prosise. In addition to the former Seahawks and Texans running back, the Bucs also signed defensive tackle Sam Renner and center Donell Stanley.
Prosise spent three weeks on the Bucs practice squad during the month of January, but was released about a week before the Super Bowl. A former third round pick out of Notre Dame by the Seattle Seahawks, Prosise’s wide receiver background and receiving ability likely has the interest of head coach Bruce Arians, but staying healthy has been an issue for the five-year pro. In 35 career games, Prosise has just 283 yards rushing and 411 yards receiving.
Renner and Stanley haven’t played a down yet in the NFL after being undrafted free agent signings last spring. Renner is a former Minnesota Golden Gopher, who played with Antoine Winfield Jr. and Tyler Johnson, picking up five sacks in his college career. Stanley hails from South Carolina, where he started 38 games and appeared in 50 for the Gamecocks, serving as a captain during his senior season.