The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took the practice field Monday with a few new players.
The Bucs made a few roster moves, signing linebacker Bo Ruud, who is the younger brother of Barrett Ruud, and the son of former NFL LB Tom Ruud.
Tampa Bay also signed free agent cornerback Darrell Hunter and placed linebacker Angelo Crowell (arm) on injured reserve.
Bo and Barrett Ruud are reunited in Tampa Bay. They played collegiate football together at Nebraska.
The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Bo Ruud originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round pick with the New England Patriots in 2008.
After spending most of his rookie season on injured reserve, the Patriots waived/injured Bo Ruud in April, and he was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns, who released Ruud on Aug. 17.
A three-year starter at Nebraska, Bo Ruud recorded 216 tackles, which ranks 22nd all-time in school history. He also had six forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and five interceptions in 46 games (33 starts) while playing both weakside and strongside linebacker.
Hunter (5-11, 211) originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Arizona Cardinals in 2006. He played collegiately at Miami of Ohio.
The Bucs and Hunter are already familiar with each other. Hunter spent time on Tampa Bay’s practice squad in 2007, and spent the 2008 training camp with the Bucs.
In addition to playing with the Cardinals, Saints and Bucs, Hunter had a brief stint in the Canadian Football League with the Edmonton Eskimos.