The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made two roster moves Tuesday, signing wide receiver Ben Nelson and releasing defensive end Moe Thompson.
Terms of Nelson’s deal were not disclosed.
The 6-foot-3, 178-pound Nelson originally entered the NFL in 2003 as an undrafted free agent with the Vikings. Nelson spent a significant amount of time on Minnesota’s practice squad from 2003-05. In 2004, he was allocated to NFL Europe, where he played with the Cologne Centurions.
Earlier this year, Nelson caught 94 passes for 1,405 yards and scored 26 touchdowns in 11 games en route to earning Arena Football League rookie of the year honors.
As a member of the AFL’s San Jose Saber Cats, Nelson’s 26 touchdowns led all rookies, and his 1,405 receiving yards were just six yards shy of the highest total by a rookie in AFL history.
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