The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed seventh-round pick, fullback Rick Razzano, to a five-year contract Wednesday.

Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available.

The 5-foot-11, 240-pound Razzano was the first of four seventh-round selections Tampa Bay made in the 2005 NFL Draft.

Razzano started 24 of 43 games at Ole Miss and rushed 50 times for 143 yards and one touchdown during his collegiate career. He also caught 41 passes for 312 yards and one touchdown with the Rebels. He’s expected to push Jameel Cook for the backup fullback role on Tampa Bay’s 53-man roster.

As of Wednesday evening, Tampa Bay had six of its 12 draft picks under contract. Deals for running back Carnell “Cadillac” Williams (first-round), tight end Alex Smith (third-round), safeties Donte Nicholson (fifth-round) and Hamza Abdullah (seventh-round) and wide receivers Larry Brackins (fifth-round) and Paris Warren (seventh-round) have not been finalized.

The Bucs reported to Celebration Hotel in Orlando for training camp on Thursday afternoon. They will hold their first practice on Friday morning at Disney’s Wide World of Sports complex.

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