The Buccaneers have signed 20 rookies to tryout contracts, and they will join the team’s 12 draft picks, nine undrafted free agents and nine first-year players this weekend for Tampa Bay’s three-day rookie mini-camp, which starts today at One Buccaneer Place.

The list of participants includes Tampa Bay’s 12 draft picks — RB Carnell “Cadillac” Williams, TE Alex Smith, LB Barrett Ruud, T Chris Colmer, G Dan Buenning, S Donte Nicholson, WR Larry Brackins, DT Anthony Bryant, FB Rick Razzano, WR Paris Warren, S Hamar Abdullah and WR J.R. Russell.

Tampa Bay’s nine undrafted free agents — RB Fred Reid, CB Dominque Morris, CB Kevin Arbet, LB Matt Gootegoed, CB Ukee Dozier, G Doug Buckles, G/C Jonathan Clinkscale, G/T Leon Robinson and DT Lynn McGruder as well as first-year players WR Chris Davis, WR DeAndrew Rubin, WR Kevin Youngblood, S Eli Ward, LB Byron Hardmon, LB Josh Buhl, LS Brian Sawyer, LB Jermaine Taylor and C Scott Jackson will also participate in this weekend’s workouts.

In all, the Bucs will conduct their three-day rookie mini-camp with a total of 50 players. has a list of the players who were signed to tryout contracts listed below:

QB Jared Allen – Florida Atlantic
P Jeff Babcock – Colorado State
CB Carlos Campbell – Notre Dame
WR Curtis Fagan – Oklahoma
G Kevin Fischer – Florida Atlantic
TE Rod Flowers – Tennessee State
LB Rich Glover – New Mexico State
TE Chris Holmes – Toledo
DT Aaris Johnson – Morgan State
DE Craig Kobel – South Florida
FB Steve Kriewald – Nebraska
RB Jacque Lewis – North Carolina
DE David McNair – Memphis
DE Phil Meeting – Boston College
CB James Patrick – Stillman
CB Sam Reynolds – South Carolina State
P Cody Ridgeway – Mississippi
T Chris Shepherd – Florida Atlantic
QB Fabian Walker – Valdosta State
RB Derek Watson – South Carolina State

Check in with throughout the weekend as both free and Pewter Insider stories will be posted frequently from Tampa Bay’s rookie mini-camp.

Listed below is this weekend’s mini-camp schedule. The Bucs will hold a three-day mandatory mini-camp in the third week of June. Both mini-camps are open to the media but closed to the public.

Friday, April 29
Practice 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 30
Practice 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 1
Practice 9:30-11:30 a.m.

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