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Bucs sign picks, shuffle roster after rookie minicamp

TAMPA - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers capped a busy day of transactions with their rookies on Monday by signing seventh-round draft selections Michael Smith and Drake Dunsmore to four-year contracts. Also on Monday, the team signed 13 players who attended the weekend's rookie minicamp on a tryout basis and released 12 others who signed as undrafted free agents last week. Among the cuts were former South Florida center Chaz Hine and cornerback Quenton Washington. Smith, a running back out of Utah State, was selected 212th overall after playing 28 games with 12 starts and running 184 times for 1,327 yards and 15 touchdowns, the ninth-most in school history.
Dunsmore, a receiver from Northwestern, was selected 233rd overall after starting 29 of 50 games played for the Wildcats and recording 143 receptions for 1,567 yards and 14 touchdowns, the fourth-most in program history. Additions to the roster included defensive end Quintin Anderson (Wagner), safety Sean Baker (Ball State), running back De'Anthony Curtis (Arkansas), punter Eric Guthrie (Iowa), tackle Jermarcus Hardrick (Nebraska), quarterback Jordan Jefferson (LSU), fullback Antonio Leak (Henderson State), defensive tackle Jordan Nix (North Carolina), tight end Danny Noble (Toledo), center Moe Petrus (Connecticut) and defensive tackle Myles Wade (Portland State). The team also signed veteran free-agent cornerback Derrick Roberson and defensive end Hilee Taylor. Others waived included receiver Luther Ambrose, linebackers Ryan Baker and Mike Balogun, quarterback Zach Collaros, safety Ron Girault, defensive tackle Donte'e Nicholls, tackle Trevor Olson, guard Chris Riley, place kicker Jake Rogers and tackle Rocky Weaver.
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