Buccaneers Place TE Cameron Brate On I.R. & Sign RB Russell Hansbrough Off Giants’ PS

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Tuesday that they’ve placed TE Cameron Brate on injured reserve and signed RB Russell Hansbrough off of the Giants’ practice squad.

Brate, 25, wound up signing on with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of Harvard back in 2014. He was on and off of the Buccaneers’ practice squad for the 2014 season and later had a brief stint with the Saints before returning to the Buccaneers a few weeks into the 2015 season.

Brate will make a base salary of $600,000 for the 2016 season before becoming an exclusive rights free agent next year.

In 2016, Brate appeared in 15 games and caught 57 passes for 660 yards receiving and eight touchdowns for the Buccaneers.

Hansbrough, 23, signed on with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of Missouri. He was one of the team’s final roster cuts before signing onto their practice squad.

Hansbrough has been on and off of the Buccaneers’ roster this season before the Giants added him to their practice squad a few weeks ago.

In 2016, Hansbrough has been active for one game but has yet to receive a carry.

During his four-year college career, Hansbrough recorded 467 rushing attempts for 2,344 yards (5.0 YPC) and 15 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 30 receptions for 128  receiving yards (4.3 YPC).


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