Bucs sign 14 players to futures contracts for 2024

2023 may be over for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but the team is getting ready for 2024.

The team announced on Tuesday that it has signed 14 players to futures contracts in the NFL. Essentially, a futures contract is exactly what it says on the tin — it’s a contract that guarantees the right to a player but doesn’t activate until the following league year. This is usually done to ensure that certain players stick with the team on the futures/reserve list and cannot negotiate with other squads.

Here’s the full list of players that signed a futures contract with the Bucs:

Only players who were not on the team’s active roster at the end of their season are eligible for a futures contract. As a result, all these players have been affiliated with the Bucs on their practice squad throughout the season, and all will return at training camp to compete for a spot on Tampa Bay’s 53-man roster for the 2024 season.

Story originally appeared on Buccaneers Wire