With more teams using tryout contracts as a chance to see more players, more of them are making a good impression.
The Buccaneers just announced they signed five players who participated in their rookie minicamp on a temporary basis, including former Panthers defensive tackle Andre Neblett.
Neblett started seven games the last three seasons for the Panthers, but was suspended four games last season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.
The others were undrafted rookies, including North Carolina wide receiver Jheranie Boyd, Northern Michigan tackle Jace Daniels, Mount Union wide receiver Chris Denton and Rutgers linebacker Ka’lial Glaud.
To make room for them on the roster, they waived defensive tackle Richard Clebert, wide receiver D.J. Monroe and running back Akeem Shavers, and terminated the contracts of guard Roger Allen and defensive end George Selvie.
That ends the hometown comeback attempt for Selvie, who was an excellent pass-rusher in Raymond James Stadium, when he played at South Florida.