The Dolphins have added a former Buccaneers player with Miami-area ties.
Miami has signed cornerback Anthony Gaitor, the club said Wednesday. A third-year pro from Florida International, Gaitor was waived by the Buccaneers in May.
Gaitor (5-10, 182) was a seventh-round pick of the Bucs in 2011. At the time, now-Dolphins G.M. Dennis Hickey was the Buccaneers’ college scouting director.
Gaitor appeared in 12 regular season games for Tampa Bay from 2011 through 2012, notching 12 tackles. He missed the 2013 season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
A Miami native, Gaitor attended Miami Northwestern Senior High School, which has produced multiple players who have gone on to NFL careers, including Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.