The Tampa Bay Bucs have signed rookie wide receiver Jaelon Darden. Terms of the four-year deal were not disclosed. The North Texas product was drafted in the fourth round by the team and is expected to be the front-runner for the return specialist job, in addition to a role as a receiver.
“He’s super quick and fast,” Bucs head coach Bruce Arians said. “He’s a little thicker than I thought he was going to be when I watched him. He catches punts very easily and catches the football extremely easily. He can be very explosive.”
Half of Tampa Bay’s 2021 draft class is now under contract. The Bucs have signed Darden, inside linebackers K.J. Britt and Grant Stuard and cornerback Chris Wilcox. The three remaining unsigned draft picks are outside linebacker Joe Tryon, quarterback Kyle Trask and lineman Robert Hainsey.
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