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WR Underwood, cut during camp, re-signs with Bucs


Published:   |   Updated: October 2, 2013 at 11:07 AM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers re-signed wide receiver Tiquan Underwood on Wednesday, a day after releasing Kevin Ogletree, who had been working as the team’s slot receiver.

Underwood was cut out of training camp after playing for Tampa Bay last year. Interestingly, he was also cut coming out of Bucs camp last season and brought back three weeks later.

The move comes a day after an equipment manager was seen putting Underwood’s equipment in a locker once held by safety Ahmad Black, who was also released Tuesday as the Bucs shuffled their roster during the bye-week.

The Bucs also promoted receiver Chris Owusu from the practice squad to the 53-man roster on Tuesday. Owusu had a strong training camp but injured an ankle during the preseason.

Entering his fifth season, Underwood posted career highs last season with 28 catches for 428 yards and two touchdowns in 14 games (three starts).

Before coming to Tampa Bay, Underwood was known for being released by the New England Patriots on the eve of the February 2012 Super Bowl. He played for Bucs coach Greg Schiano at Rutgers.

In another move Wednesday, the Bucs signed tight end Matt Veldman to the practice squad.

In addition to releasing Ogletree and Black on Tuesday, the Bucs placed tight end Nate Byham (knee) on injured reserve and released receiver Dan Buckner from the practice squad.

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