The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced the signing of 18 undrafted free agents on Friday, but they signed one more on the Saturday of rookie minicamp — and it’s a name many Bucs fans have been excited about.
The team officially announced the signing of Syracuse RB Sean Tucker on Saturday, bringing the total number of UDFAs signed during rookie minicamp to 19.
The #Bucs signed UDFA running back Sean Tucker today, bringing the total to 19 players.
— Brianna Dix (@briannadixNFL) May 13, 2023
Tucker previously announced he intended to sign with the team on April 29. Tucker was very impressive with the Syracuse Orange, rushing for over 1000 yards and 10 touchdowns in his last two years in college and averaging 6.1 and 5.1 yards per carry in his sophomore and junior year, respectively.
Tucker fell out of the draft entirely due to an unknown medical issue flagged at the NFL Combine.
FOX Sports’ Greg Auman reported that Tucker is expected to be medically cleared by the beginning of training camp, but at the moment, he is not practicing with the team. Tucker is set to wear the No. 44 with the Bucs after wearing No. 34 in college.