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Bucs shuffles the roster, add the trick shot artist

Alex Tanney AP

It’s becoming obvious that Alex Tanney’s greatest trick is maintaining employment.

The quarterback who rose to fame through his Youtube video of trick shots has found another home, signing with the Buccaneers today.

Tanney was let go in Cleveland most recently, and has also had stints with the Chiefs and Cowboys (along with minicamp invites from the Steelers and Bills).

The Buccaneers also signed tight end Cameron Brate, wide receiver Quintin Payton and tight end Ian Thompson.

To make the room on the roster, they waived defensive lineman David Hunter, punter Jacob Schum and quarterback Brett Smith.

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15 Responses to “Bucs shuffles the roster, add the trick shot artist”
  1. skoobyfl says: May 21, 2014 10:48 AM

    Now if reading NFL defenses were only more like a truck driving in a straight line, he’d be all set.

  2. mail2bency says: May 21, 2014 10:55 AM

    I’m guessing for the halftime show?

  3. dcapettini says: May 21, 2014 11:13 AM

    A lot of these guys never get a real chance, especially at QB. George Mira was an unbelievable QB but was drafted by SF just before Brodie’s resurgence. He bounced around for a few years but never got to start anywhere. Or how about Steve Deberg. he was just getting going at SF when they drafted Joe Montana. He then went to the Broncos, but they unexpectedly got John Elway. His next stop was Tampa Bay, who drafted both Steve Young and Vinny Testeverde when he was there. He had a cannon for an arm, but had incredibly bad luck.

  4. granadafan says: May 21, 2014 11:16 AM

    He’s had a nice couple years in the glitz and fame of the NFL holding a clipboard. Damn nice gig if you can get it.

  5. milkmandanimal says: May 21, 2014 11:24 AM

    For the next couple months, his name should just be changed to “camp arm”. Won’t make the final roster, is there to throw passes to people who might make the final roster.

  6. billsfan1 says: May 21, 2014 11:38 AM

    If, after 2 or 3 years of roaming from training camp to training camp, you are still referred to as that “youtube guy”, It may be time to put that college education to work.

  7. miriam45 says: May 21, 2014 11:44 AM

    Alex is the real deal. If given a fair shot he will surprise everybody. A cannon for an arm and tremendous accuracy.

    Good luck!

  8. dchetz says: May 21, 2014 12:30 PM

    darnit… by the headline i thought they were talking about “Kickalicious”

  9. damcmp says: May 21, 2014 12:34 PM

    Just read an article stating that the Buc’s best UDFA was QB Brett Smith… LOL somebody’s wrong

  10. spunjmunke says: May 21, 2014 12:56 PM

    “miriam45 says: May 21, 2014 11:44 AM

    Alex is the real deal. If given a fair shot he will surprise everybody. A cannon for an arm and tremendous accuracy.

    Good luck!”

    Alex, is that you?

  11. robuff716 says: May 21, 2014 1:26 PM

    If anyone significant is listening …I have a cannon and more than willing to throw to 5th stringers for a couple of months! !

  12. djshnooks says: May 21, 2014 3:43 PM

    You do not put that college education to use before this gig runs out.

    Run this sucker dry, Alex. Lol.

    I’d take that gig anytime.

    (Accuracy hitting a moving target, with somebody covering them and another coming at you…is a lot different from standing there with no pressure and throwing a football into a garbage bin.)

  13. bobnelsonjr says: May 21, 2014 6:01 PM

    It is nice to see him turn his football throwing hobby into a chance to make dollars.

  14. acurat says: May 21, 2014 9:04 PM

    For those saying he won’t make the roster, hands down, think again. This depends on two things. 1) Do the Bucs want to carry three QBs? A number of teams still do this?
    2) Can he beat out Mike Kafka? For those who don’t know, Kafka has been around a few years, played in four games, and been absolutely terrible in them. He has thrown 16 passes, two interceptions, completed a few for about 100 yards. That is it.

    The standard for third string in Tampa is pretty low. The question is, will Tampa keep three starters or not bother? If they bother, wil Tanney show anything to stay around (that is all he has to do – show something – and he becomes automatically third string).

  15. bucsfan21 says: May 22, 2014 10:26 AM

    Nothing wrong with this signing. I hope he catches on. Cool story.

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