The Bucs announced on Friday that they have signed tight end Tanner Hudson to a one-year deal. Hudson was set to become an exclusive rights free agent next week on March 18th.

A product out of South Arkansas University, Hudson signed with the Bucs as an undrafted free agent in 2018 and played on the practice squad. Hudson then had an impressive preseason in 2019 where he built a good chemistry with quarterback Ryan Griffin and became the Bucs leading receiver for the entire preseason.

This gave Hudson the opportunity to appear in nine games for the Bucs last season, where he had two receptions for 26 yards. Hudson will be in competition for the third tight end position this year along with Jordan Leggett, Codey McElroy, and potentially Antony Auclair if he is signed as a restricted free agent. O.J. Howard and Cam Brate will have the first two spots on the depth chart.

 

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fredster
1 year ago

Didn’t PR guys plans all have us dumping him? Lol. I like his ability to run routes and catch the ball. If he can become good blocker might be hell of a TE.

BUC FOR LIFE
1 year ago

This is a GREAT MOVE. BRATE 2.0 This spells bad news for Howard, IMO….

SappAttack
1 year ago

Howard traded or Brate cut. Probably the latter.

SappAttack
1 year ago

It’s Howard, Hudson, Auclair next year IMO

BUC FOR LIFE
1 year ago

My guess is if Winston stays, Brate will stay! If Winston goes, Howard goes.

Spitfire
1 year ago

I have a feeling they see Hudson as a younger cheaper Brate. Crazy how Brate was so important and productive a couple years ago, getting a great contract, he’s extendible now. Honestly, with the way we used TEs last year, I could see them trading both Brate and Howard. Auclair is the best blocker and Hudson can catch as we saw in preseason. I had high hopes for Howard and absolutely loved Brate but if were not gonna use em, trade em before they are forgotten and get picks or players we will use and move forward.

Ja'crispy
1 year ago

Nice! I like Hudson. Much cheaper then Brate too!

Alldaway 2.0
1 year ago

Good signing IMO.

BigSombrero
1 year ago

Somewhat surprising move. Hudson was great in the preseason but landed in BAs doghouse when he got his chance during the regular season because he dropped some easy passes.

76Buc
1 year ago

The problem Fredster is that he is one of those guys that falls down every time he catches the ball.