Bucs rookie TE Cade Otton (ankle) cleared for training camp

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie tight end Cade Otton has been medically cleared for the start of training camp next week, per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.

Otton, a fourth-round pick in the 2022 NFL draft out of Washington, missed OTAs and mandatory minicamp earlier this offseason while recovering from ankle surgery.

The Bucs are signing veteran Kyle Rudolph to a one-year deal to help alleviate the departure of Rob Gronkowski via retirement, and longtime stalwart Cameron Brate should have an increased role this season, as well. Otton’s impact as a rookie remains to be seen, but he should quickly develop into the team’s best long-term solution at the position.

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