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Bucs sign video-star QB Alex Tanney, 3 others

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Published:   |   Updated: May 21, 2014 at 12:43 PM

— Former Monmouth College quarterback Alex Tanney’s talents went viral a few years ago, when he put together a video displaying his ability to make trick throws with a football.

The trick Tanney hopes to turn now is earning a roster spot with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Bucs continued to tweak the back of their quarterback depth chart Wednesday when they signed Tanney, who joins his fourth team since entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2012.

The Bucs also signed tight ends Cameron Brate and Ian Thompson and wide receiver Quintin Payton on Wednesday. They waived defensive lineman David Hunter, punter Jacob Schum and quarterback Brett Smith.

Tanney, who set an NCAA record for all-time career touchdown passes with 157 at Monmouth, first signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012. Since then, has been with the Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland Browns.

Tanney was on the Browns’ active roster down the stretch last season, but has yet to play in an NFL game. He continues to be known mostly for the video he put together while in college.

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