Aug 28, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Solomon Patton (86) carries the ball against the Washington Redskins during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Bucs' Solomon Patton cuts Redskins' lead to 17-10 (GIF)

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted former Texas A&M Aggies’ wide receiver Mike Evans in hopes that he and Vincent Jackson can form one of the best tandems in the NFL.

The Bucs, however, would love to find two or three more receivers they can count on including a dependable slot man. They have Chris Owusu and signed former Florida Gators’ receiver Louis Murphy in the offseason but there is another former Gator who is having an impressive night for the Bucs.

Rookie Solomon Patton is returning both kicks and punts in addition to playing wide receiver. During the third quarter, Patton caught a short pass from quarterback Mike Kafka, made a man miss and turned up field, leaping into the end zone for a 25-yard touchdown.

You can see Kafka’s touchdown pass to Patton below.

Stay tuned to FanSided as we keep you up to date with the latest news as the football season opens. College Football kicked off tonight, headlined by games between the South Carolina Gamecocks and Texas A&M Aggies and the Boise State Broncos and Ole Miss Rebels while the pros will start their regular season one week from tonight when the world champion Seattle Seahawks host the Green Bay Packers.

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Tags: Mike Kafka Solomon Patton Tampa Bay Buccaneers Washington Redskins

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