Two try-out players that attended Tampa Bay’s rookie mini-camp have been signed by the Buccaneers. Cornerback Mark Myers and guard Ruben Holcomb were added to the team’s 90-man offseason roster as the Bucs parted ways with safety Josh Liddell, wide receiver Devin Lucien and linebacker Antonio Simmons.

The 5-foot-10, 185-pound Myers is a native of Orlando, Fla. and played at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla. where he had nine career interceptions, including a pick-six during his senior year, and returned two punts for touchdowns for the Fire and averaged close to 18 yards per return. During his four seasons with the Fire, Myers totaled 91 tackles, 25 passes defensed and led the team with four INTs in 2016 as a junior.

Holcomb, who played at the University of Indianapolis, was an All-American left tackle last year at the Division II level. The 6-foot-4, 309-pound Holcomb anchored an offensive line that allowed the fewest sacks per game (0.5) at the Division II level. He started 44 consecutive games and helped Indianapolis to its first undefeated regular season since 1953.

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About the Author: Scott Reynolds

Scott Reynolds is in his 25th year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds spent six years giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: sr@pewterreport.com
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Brooks Dunn-Winston
3 years ago

I’m excited about the Holcomb kid.

Buc 1976
Reply to  Brooks Dunn-Winston
3 years ago

I thought the same thing.

Ken Grant
3 years ago

These are the guys I always end up being big fans of. The undrafted and tryout guys that work their asses off and are selfless to the team. Earnest Graham, Shelton Quarles, Karl Williams.

buccaneerNW
3 years ago

Would be nice if PR or other local Bucs reporters could get some time with Jason Licht and Dirk Koetter to get the vital stats on the undrafted guys. With Holcomb and Myers, there’s basically no information out there about them, with regard to the kind of measurables they would have recorded at the combine had they been invited… Not much in the way of scouting reports out there either. Probably a pipe dream that Bucs front office would provide that information, as they may want to say as little as possible about the guys they really like, in case… Read more »

makski
3 years ago

I was really hoping that we would get a QB, RB or CB out of the tryout guys. I am completely OK with one of them being an OL. Guess 1 out of the other 3 positions isn’t bad. Thought one of those 2 QB’s would stand out enough to give R Griffin some competition as the #3 QB. Fitz probably only has 1 year left and we don’t seem to be too confident in Griffin. Would have loved it if we could have gotten an UFA to take his place. Also would have liked the Wilson kid (RB from… Read more »

macabee
Reply to  makski
3 years ago

makski, RB Shaun Wilson/Duke is signed. He was one of the 14 UDFA signees. The tryout RB that didn’t get signed was Jordan Huff/NIU.

makski
Reply to  macabee
3 years ago

oops, my bad, it was late for me. I meant I was hoping to get more RB depth and QB depth with the signings of the extra tryout players to make more competition. Both Wilson and Huff, and both QB’s.

SenileSenior
3 years ago

Good to read about these two guys. :-D ___________________ I lifted the following quote from Buccaneers.com. Rookies Find Ways to Impress at Camp Posted May 12, 2018 Scott Smith Senior Writer/Editor “After looking at the tape last night, Carlton probably had one of the best days on defense of anybody out there yesterday,” said Koetter. “He did a good job. We already knew he was a good player in press coverage, but we wanted to see him play some off coverage as well. He did a really good job. His form tackling – for football on air – was good.… Read more »

owlykat
3 years ago

Great to hear Shaun Wilson was signed. He can beat out Quizz who lost a step or two last year. I expect the Memphis QB who threw for over an incredible 7,000 yards last year with over 70 per cent completion percentage and almost beat undefeated UCF single handedly in their championship game to be able to one day be our backup QB to Jameis. He is an accurate long ball passer as you can see on a clip on Pewter Report now as he hit Watson way downfield. He has a better arm than Jameis and our current backup!

makski
Reply to  owlykat
3 years ago

We didn’t sign him. I was also hoping to get him signed for more depth in training camp. We do have 1 more spot open, I’m hoping it is for him.