Less than one week after he auditioned at One Buccaneer Place, free agent wide receiver David Boston signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Boston, who worked out for the Bucs last Thursday, previously played with Arizona, San Diego and Miami.

The 6-foot-2, 230-pound Boston has hauled in 315 career passes for 4,699 yards (14.9 avg.) and 25 touchdowns since entering the NFL in 1999 as a first-round pick out of Ohio State.

Boston, 27, spent the first four years of his career in Arizona. His best season came in 2001 when he caught a career-high 98 passes for 1,598 yards (16.3 avg.) and eight touchdowns as a Cardinal.

In 2003, Boston signed with the San Diego Chargers. He caught 70 passes for 880 yards (12.6 avg.) and seven touchdowns in 14 regular season games, but that journey turned into a one-year stint after a rift reportedly began between he and Chargers head coach Marty Schottenheimer.

Boston joined the Miami Dolphins in 2004, but he didn’t see action in a regular season game that season due to a season-ending knee injury he sustained. To make matters worse, Boston was suspended by the NFL for four games for testing positive for steroids in December of 2004.

In 2005, Boston caught just five passes for four yards in five regular season games before suffering a torn left ACL, which ended his season prematurely.

Boston joins an full stable of wide receivers on the Bucs roster, which includes veterans Joey Galloway, Michael Clayton, Ike Hilliard, Edell Shepherd and Mark Jones. The Bucs also have invested four draft picks in wide receivers, Larry Brackins, Paris Warren, J.R. Russell and most recently Maurice Stovall, over the past two years.

To make room for Boston on their offseason roster, the Bucs released first-year WR B.J. Johnson.


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