Buccaneers Waive WR Donteea Dye, Promote WR Freddie Martino


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially waived WR Donteea Dye on Saturday and promoted WR Freddie Martino to their active roster.

Dye, 23, wound up signing on with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of Heidelberg back in May of last year. He was unfortunately among the Buccaneers’ roster cuts coming out of the preseason, but was later signed to their practice squad and eventually promoted to their active roster in October of last year.

Tampa Bay waived Dye during the preseason with an injury designation and he later reverted to their injured reserve list. The Bucs cut him loose an injury settlement a few days later before signing him to their practice squad.

Dye was just called up earlier in the week.

In 2015, Dye appeared in 10 games for the Buccaneers and caught 11 passes for 132 yards receiving and one touchdown. He also contributed 37 kick return yards.

Martino, 24, originally signed on with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of North Greenville back in 2014. He spent over a year in Atlanta before signing on with the Eagles during the preseason last year.

Philadelphia brought Martin back on a future/reserve contract only to cut him loose shortly after this year’s draft. Martino signed on with the Bucs soon after before being added to their practice squad at the start of the season.

Martino has been on and off of their active roster this season.

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