Bucs sign Derek Hagan

AP

The Buccaneers appear to be closing in on an extension for wide receiver Mike Williams, but that’s not keeping them from making other moves to bolster the team’s receiving corps.

Buccaneers General Manager Mark Dominik announced Thursday that the team has signed veteran wideout Derek Hagan. Hagan joins a depth chart that is fairly unsettled behind Williams and Vincent Jackson, which should offer him a shot to earn playing time with the team during training camp.

Hagan caught 20 passes for 259 yards in 14 games with the Raiders last season. It was Hagan’s second stint for the Raiders as he also played with them briefly in 2011 before being cut and joining the Bills. Hagan has also played for the Giants and Dolphins, who drafted him in the third round of the 2006 draft, over the course of his seven years in the NFL.

Kevin Ogletree, Tiquan Underwood, Chris Owusu and David Douglas are some of the other receivers that will compete with Hagan for snaps behind the two starters.

11 responses to “Bucs sign Derek Hagan

  1. The Tampa Bay receiver corps; a great #1 in V-Jax, a great #2 in Mike Williams, and huge steaming piles of hope at #3. Tiquan Underwood had moments of adequacy last year, but nothing much to be excited about (except his hair, which is HILARIOUS). Ogletree has at least a brief history of being good, but Derek Hagan has been a marginal WR for a really long time and that seems unlikely to change anytime soon.

  2. What an outstanding group of WR. LOL,LOL,LOL . Keep up the good work GM. I think TO, Chad Johnson, and Randy Moss all looking for work and you are going to go into the season with that group of WR. once again LOL LOL LOL.

  3. Larrydavid,

    That group of receivers almost had 2 1,000 yard guys so your point is? They’re just bringing in competition for a 3rd/slot receiver so they’re far from desperate. Why the hell would they bring in a washed up head case?

  4. some might remember Hagans TEARING UP Schiano’s Rutgers in a bowl game between them and Arizona State. im sure Schiano hasnt forgotten

  5. @tampamac. Did anyone ever tell you that ALMOST dose not COUNT. It like saying I came in 15 place in a race but I almost came in FIRST. What’s your point.???????. Wise up buddy.!!!!

  6. larrydavid,

    Mike Williams had 996 yards receiving. 12 feet short of a thousand is still pretty damn good. Vincent Jackson had 1,384 so 2,380 yards combined and 17 TD’s for your top 2 receivers is excellent production. That’s my point.

  7. Almost hate myself for even thinking thins, but Chad Johnson is available. if you can blank out his off field antics, wow what an infield receiving corps we would have for Freeman, no excuse in the world then. I’m just saying…. The man can catch a ball and would love a Super Bowl ring. ( and his wife would get half of it anyway, poor thing, married a few weeks, gets a head butt, and sues for several million in a divorce settlement) and to top it off a female judge gives him 30 days jail time, for his giving his lawyer a butt slap in court. All that on top of getting cut from Miami. Think he might be a bit humbled?

  8. I don’t mind the extra competition for our 3rd receiver but think we’ve should’ve put much more effort into upgrading our tight end besides crabtree!

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