As is the case every year, once the draft comes to an end, there are many players still looking for a home. Usually, those undrafted players quickly sign with a team and get ready to go to work. Often times it is better for a player to go undrafted instead of getting picked in the final round. Players can assess their situation and see if a team has a need at their position or has shown a lot of interest in them. In some cases, players simply choose to stay closer to home.
According to Greg Auman of The Tampa Bay Times, former Florida Gators’ wide receiver Solomon Patton will be signing with the Buccaneers.
Gators receiver Solomon Patton (5-8,179) has signed with Bucs as an undrafted rookie free agent, agent Hadley Engelhard confirms.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) May 10, 2014
Patton’s former Gator teammate, offensive tackle Matt Patchan, will also be signing with the Buccaneers, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN. Patchan played his final season with the Boston College Eagles in 2013.
Former South Carolina Gamecocks’ defensive lineman Chaz Sutton will also be joining the Buccaneers.
Bucs have another undrafted rookie signing in South Carolina DE Chaz Sutton, per @JamesStarksWLTX …
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) May 11, 2014
Patton had 556 yards and six touchdowns on 44 receptions last season while Sutton made 32 tackles, including three for loss.
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