The Buccaneers have signed former Bears tight end Kyle Adams, the club said Wednesday.
Adams is a needed addition to a position thinned by injury. The 6-foot-4, 255-pound Adams perhaps could contribute with rookie Tim Wright (6-3, 220) in two-TE sets. At present, they are the only tight ends on the Buccaneers’ active roster.
A third tight end, Matt Veldman, is on the Bucs’ practice squad.
Adams, 25, appeared in 24 regular-season NFL games with Chicago from 2011 through 2013. He played 11 snaps on offense and 14 snaps on special teams in the Bears’ season-opening win vs. Cincinnati, then was waived the next day.
Wright, 23, is second on the Bucs in catches (34), receiving yards (366) and targets (44).