The Bucs continue to add depth to their secondary, signing free agent CB Dee Delaney to the roster on Tuesday. Delaney is a two-year veteran who was not on a roster last season. He’ll compete for a special teams role against Herb Miller, Nate Brooks, Chris Wilcox, Cameron Kinley and Antonio Hamilton.
Delaney began his career in Jacksonville as an undrafted free agent in 2018. The 5-11, 200-pound cornerback appeared in two games that season, playing one defensive snaps and six special teams snaps. In 2019 Delaney appeared in one game for Washington, registering three defensive snaps and 11 special teams reps. In between, the corner spent time with the Dolphins and Jets. A Miami graduate, Delaney ran a 4.46 40 entering the NFL Draft.
The Bucs now have a glut of players to compete for the fifth cornerback spot and at least one practice squad role. Miller is still the likely favorite, but Brooks and Hamilton are more experienced, while Kinley impressed at rookie mini-camp. Wilcox is the team’s 7th round selection this season, so there will be some optimism over his upside in camp. Delaney will have every opportunity to compete against an unproven group, and whoever stands out on special teams will likely win the competition.