Greg Auman of The Athletic reported on Thursday that the Bucs have added another weapon to their 90-man roster, this time in the form of Bryant Mitchell, a 2015 undrafted free agent out of Northwestern State who has most recently spent a three-year stint in the Canadian Football League.

In his three seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos Mitchell – who is listed at 6-foot-2, 198 pounds – saw his production go up each year, totaling 97 receptions for 1,418 yards and six touchdowns over his 19-game career in Canada.

Prior to signing with the Bucs, Mitchell had previously signed a futures contract with the Arizona Cardinals back in January, but was released by the team last Friday.

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  1. Good lord. How about we go looking for D line and O line players.

    Hope this kid does well, great that he’s getting a shot. Just wish we would go after positions of need.

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  2. Bucs seem to have a fascination/affinity with WRs. They have 12 WRs on the 90 man roster. Obviously looking for Mr. Good Hands. lol.

    WIDE RECEIVERS – 12

    15 Brent, K.J. WR 6-3 202 25 1 Wake Forest
    13 Evans, Mike WR 6-5 231 25 6 Texas A&M
    12 Godwin, Chris WR 6-1 205 23 3 Penn State
    81 Johnson, Anthony WR 6-2 209 23 R Buffalo
    18 Lodge, DaMarkus WR 6-2 202 21 R Mississippi
    10 Miller, Scotty WR 5-11 174 21 R Bowling Green
    Xx Mitchell, Byrant WR 6-2 183 26 4 Northwestern State
    19 Perriman, Breshard WR 6-2 215 25 5 Central Florida

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  3. Sorry left off other 4 WRs.

    83 Schnell, Spencer WR 5-9 180 21 R Illinois State
    14 Simpson, Cotrelle WR 5-11 193 21 R Richmond
    17 Watson, Justin WR 6-3 215 23 2 R Penn
    85 Wilson, Jesus (Bobo) WR 5-9 186 24 2 Florida State

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  4. Mac, maybe they can turn one into a corner, or safety, good lord knows we can always use more of them! I doubt any of them can play along the O line tho.

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  5. surfer, believe it or not Bucs have 18 DBs – 9 CBs and 9 Safeties. lol.

    CORNERBACKS – 9

    32 Allison, Jalen CB 6-0 184 22 R North Dakota State
    33 Davis, Carlton CB 6-1 206 22 2 Auburn
    35 Dean, Jamel CB 6-1 206 22 R Auburn
    28 Hargreaves, Vernon CB 5-10 205 23 4 Florida
    22 Harris, De’Vante CB 5-11 190 24 4 Texas A&M
    26 Murphy-Bunting, Sean CB 6-0 195 21 R Central Michigan
    37 Rivers, David CB 6-0 185 24 1 Youngstown State
    29 Smith, Ryan CB 6-0 190 25 4 North Carolina Central
    36 Stewart, M.J. CB 5-11 200 23 2 North Carolina

    SAFETIES – 9

    24 Brice, Kentrell S 5-11 201 24 4 Louisiana Tech
    23 Bucannon, Deone SS 6-1 212 26 6 Washington State
    25 Denis, Lukas S 5-11 190 22 R Boston College
    38 Dixon, D’Cota S 5-10 204 22 R Wisconsin
    34 Edwards, Mike S 5-10 205 22 R Kentucky
    21 Evans, Justin S 6-1 195 23 3 Texas A&M
    39 Johnson, Isaiah S 6-0 209 26 2 South Carolina
    30 Stewart, Orion S 6-1 205 25 1 Baylor
    31 Whitehead, Jordan S 5-10 198 22 2 Pittsburgh

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  6. Dman, I hear and feel your pain because I have often wondered the same thing.
    Is it to crazy to suggest we get 8 or 9 DT’s and DE”s in here and let them fight it out. Same thing with the OL.
    Good god we know who is going to be our TE’s as well

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  7. These are just camp bodies at this point, but not sure we need 12. Don’t want a situation where there aren’t enough reps to go around. I’d love to see more Olinemen as you never know when one will come along that “clicks”

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  8. I would agree with the general feeling here – these are filler to add to the competition, which is good. Still, it would be great to see a little more filler / competition on the DL and OL. You know, the area we basically ignored in the draft (apart from low round picks like Anthony and the other guy). It couldn’t hurt. We might get lucky. Frankly, I’ shocked we weren’t able to find someone (or more than one) at least semi-serviceable out of the AAF (or was it AFF?…seems like ages ago). At a minimum, those guys have received pro-level coaching (somewhat).

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  9. These 90 man rosters are always heavy toward WR’s and DB’s for practice purposes. They tend to keep a set number at each position.

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  10. What do you need DeSean for there plenty of undrafted free agents in Canada ! CLOWN SHOW CONTINUES

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  11. Yep the clown show continues with the stupid post above. Ass clown Bob.

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  12. “Weapon”

    -Dr. Evil

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  13. BleedOrange78 I agree with you that we could have gotten experienced AAF players. They had plenty of exceptional OL and DL players and film to prove it. However, Licht did manage to pick up a Safety from a good AAF San Antonio Team—Orion Stewart, but he was not their top Safety. Licht missed an important opportunity and should have had a Bucs Scout getting film from all the AAF Teams and watching and making reports on top players but just maybe Licht knew he had a very low cap and probably could not outbid other NFL teams for the best AAF Players. But if Licht had not given too big salaries for our star players and for back up Free Agents and our top paid Center he would have had cap space for AAF players, but hindsight is always 20-20.

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  14. Two and a half from months before camp and I agree we have a good supply of WR candidates and DB candidates. Would like to see some progress on McCoy and JPP front. Good sounding news from underwear practices. Like the Idea of energy and upbeat tendency. Never was a fan of LS so glad to see another WR Although some more trench players would be beneficial. So far this offseason feels like the expansive coaching regime has sucked up most of the news and that’s a good thing if it results in more W’s. I am optimistic about this offseason but I’ve learned to brood and complain about every little aspect of re-tooling from a losing season is counterproductive for good mental health like so many Buc fans have experienced. Probably won’t post again till camp, Enjoy your summers.

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  15. For the life of me I can’t figure out why anyone would want that spoiled cancerous diva MeShawn Jackson on this team other than the fact they were brainless.

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  16. Drdneast. You’re going to figure it out this year when there is no Deshawn to take back and safety towards the end zone all the defense has to do is put a Target right on the back of Evans and keep him double team which they can do when they don’t have to worry about DeShawn Evans yards will go way down this year. It also be fun to watch the numbers that Deshawn puts up when he has a real quarterback this year

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