Buccaneers Signing TE Troy Niklas & CB Mazzi Wilkins, Waive Two

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Wednesday that they signed TE Troy Niklas and CB Mazzi Wilkins to contracts and waived DB Jalen Allison and WR Xavier Ubosi with injury designations. 

Should Allison and Ubosi clear waivers on Thursday, they would revert to the Buccaneers’ injured reserve list. 

Niklas, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $4,023,298 contract and made a base salary of $968,631 for the 2017 season.

Niklas signed with the Patriots to a one-year deal back in April of last year but was cut loose after a few months.

In 2017, Niklas appeared in 15 games for the Cardinals and caught 11 passes for 132 yards receiving and one touchdown.

Wilkins went undrafted this year out of South Florida and is gaining his first opportunity with an NFL team. The Buccaneers brought him in for a workout during their rookie minicamp in May, so they were clearly impressed enough to sign him. 

During his college career, Wilkins recorded 109 total tackles, two tackles for loss, 0.5 sack, 19 pass defenses, and three interceptions. 


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