Tampa Bay isn’t scheduled to report to training camp until July 26, but that didn’t stop the Buccaneers from signing one of their 2007 draft selections on Friday.

The Bucs have announced that they have signed fourth-round pick (106th overall), safety Tanard Jackson, to a contract.

Jackson is the first of Tampa Bay’s 10 selections from the 2007 NFL Draft to sign with the Bucs.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

A three-year starter at Syracuse, Jackson recorded 165 tackles, five interceptions, 2.5 sacks, 8.5 tackles for loss and 14 passes defensed in 45 games (34 starts).

Jackson, who played cornerback at Syracuse, is making the transition to free safety with the Buccaneers.

In addition to signing Jackson to his rookie deal, the Bucs made several other roster moves Friday, releasing fullback Jon Goldsberry, wide receiver Efrem Hill, tight end C.J. Leak and cornerback Chaz Williams.

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