Buccaneers Signing DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches


Greg Auman reports that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are signing DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches to a contract to replace Jerel Worthy, who was released earlier in the day.

The Buccaneers actually worked out Nunez-Roches last week, so he was clearly on their radar as a potential addition.

Nunez-Roches, 24, is a former sixth-round pick out of Southern Miss by the Chiefs back in the 2014 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year rookie contract but wound up being waived and signed to the team’s practice squad.

The Chiefs eventually promoted him to their active roster and tendered him at the original-round level this offseason. However, Kansas City somewhat surprisingly waived Nunez-Roches a few weeks after he signed his restricted tender.

The Colts quickly claimed him off waivers back in May only to cut him loose as they trimmed their roster down to 53 players.

In 2017, Nunez-Roches appeared in all 16 games for the Chiefs and recorded 24 total tackles and 0.5 of a sack.

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