Bucs sign pair of free agents to 1-year deals

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed wide receiver Deven Thompkins and offensive lineman Brandon Walton to one-year contracts, the team announced Tuesday.

Thompkins and Walton were both set to become exclusive rights free agents this offseason. As the team release notes, “exclusive rights free agents are players with expiring contracts and two or fewer seasons of accrued free agency credit that are not allowed to negotiate with any other team.”

Thompkins, an undrafted free agent out of Utah State in 2023, has flashed playmaking ability with impressive speed on both offense and special teams, despite being undersized.

Walton was signed off waivers from the Pittsburgh Steelers back in 2021, and has spent most of his time in Tampa Bay on the practice squad.

Story originally appeared on Buccaneers Wire