Free agency won't start until Mar. 2, but that hasn’t stopped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from adding players to their roster.
The Bucs brought back a familiar face Friday, signing wide receiver David Boston to a contract. Terms of the deal were not immediately available, although it’s believed he signed a one-year contract.
Boston, 28, spent training camp and preseason with Tampa Bay in 2006. After suffering through two injury-plagued seasons with the Miami Dolphins, Boston managed to earn a spot on Tampa Bay’s 53-man roster by catching six passes for 77 yards in preseason.
However, Boston’s stint with the Bucs was short-lived when the Bucs released him and promoted practice squad offensive lineman Scott Jackson to the active roster during the first week of the regular season.
A first-round pick in the 1999 NFL Draft, Boston has caught 315 career passes for 4,699 yards (14.9 avg.) and 25 touchdowns.
Boston spent the first four years of his career in Arizona. His best season came in 2001 when he caught a career-high 98 passes for 1,598 yards (16.3 avg.) and eight touchdowns with the Cardinals.
In 2003, Boston signed with the San Diego Chargers. He caught 70 passes for 880 yards (12.6) and seven touchdowns in 14 regular season games, but that journey turned into a one-year stint after a rift reportedly began between he and Chargers head coach Marty Schottenheimer.
Boston joined the Dolphins in 2004, but he didn’t see action in a regular season game that season due to a season-ending knee injury he sustained. To make matters worse, Boston was suspended by the NFL for four games for testing positive for steroids in December in 2004.
In 2005, Boston caught just five passes for four yards in five regular season games before suffering a torn left ACL, which ended his season prematurely.
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