As of now, the Buccaneers have signed 13 players to futures deals including:
T Cole Boozer
WR K.J. Brent
G Ruben Holcomb
DE Patrick O’Connor
- DE Hunter Dimick
- LB Corey Nelson
- P Hayden Hunt
- LS Zach Triner
- QB Joe Callahan
Futures deals are essentially camp invites that will give players the opportunity to compete for roster spots during offseason workouts and training camp.
Callahan, 25, wound up signing a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Wesley College back in May of last year. He was able to make the 53-man roster as the team’s No. 3 quarterback coming out of the preseason but was later cut loose.
Callahan had brief stints with the Saints and Browns before returning to the Packers during the 2016 season. The Packers re-signed Callahan as an exclusive rights free agent during the offseason, but he was later waived and signed by the Eagles.
Unfortunately, Callahan was among the Eagles’ roster cuts coming out of the preseason.
In 2017, Callahan appeared in one game for the Packers and completed five of seven pass attempts for 11 yards and no touchdowns of interceptions.
Nelson, 26, is a former seventh-round pick of the Broncos back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $2,268,600 contract and made a base salary of $690,000 for the 2017 season before signing one-year, $1.6 million contract with the Eagles this past March.
Unfortunately, the Eagles elected to release Nelson in a move that cleared $1 million of available cap space. He late signed on with the Falcons but was cut loose in September.
In 2017, Nelson appeared in five games for the Broncos and recorded four tackles and no sacks.