Just one day after holding their first two practices of training camp, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a pair of roster moves Sunday, signing guard Ryan Schmidt and releasing guard Maurice Miller.
Schmidt started 25 of the 26 games he played in at South Florida from 2007-08. He originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans before being released on July 29.
Bucs head coach Raheem Morris first saw Schmidt at Kansas State in 2006 when the guard worked out for the team. But the 6-foot-5, 305-pound Schmidt was turned away by Kansas State, which led him to South Florida, and now the Bucs.
"When I first went to Kansas State we worked him out, and we ran him out of Kansas State, I guess," said Morris, who served as K-State's defensive coordinator in ‘06. "So he went to South Florida and became a pro prospect. I guess we were good coaches at Kansas State (sarcasm). We lost a pro prospect. We messed that up, so I had to make up for that and pick him up in Tampa."
Miller originally joined the Bucs as an undrafted free agent on April 30.