With Rob Gronkowski insisting he’s going to stay retired, the Buccaneers signed Kyle Rudolph to boost their tight ends room. But they also still have veteran mainstay Cameron Brate on their roster as he enters his ninth season with the club. On Wednesday, Brate said he learned a lot by watching him and not necessarily [more]
Bucs HC Todd Bowles complimented the play of TE Cade Otton. Cade s a very cerebral player. You won t see all the speed and power, but you look up and he s always doing the right things, always in the right place. He has great hands and he understands how to play the game, Bowles said. I think a lot of young players don t have that. He has that coming in, so that s going to benefit him going forward. Bowles noted that Otten needs to improve his play strength standard language for a rookie. The 4th-round pick figures to see limited action alongside Kyle Rudolph and Cameron Brate, but he s a name to monitor in dynasty circles.
32 year-old adds depth to tight end room The Bucs reportedly are signing veteran tight end Kyle Rudolph to a one-year deal, helping fill the void created by the recent retirement of Rob Gronkowski. Both ESPN and the NFL Network reported late Wednesday the Bucs had added Rudolph. (Tampa Bay Times) FF Today's Take: Rudolph is 32 years old and gives some depth to the Bucs tight end room that includes Cameron Brate and rookies Cade Otton and Ko Kieft. All but Brate are off the fantasy radar.
The Buccaneers have agreed to a 1-year deal with TE Kyle Rudolph, according to multiple reports. The veteran managed just 26 catches for 257 yards and 1 TD across 16 games in his lone season with the Giants after Minnesota released him following the 2020 season. It marked the 3rd straight year in which Rudolph's receptions per game declined. Obviously not a threat for big numbers in a season that will find him turning 33 in November, Rudolph still clouds the TE target picture for an offense that (at least for now) must go without Rob Gronkowski. We weren't excited about Cameron Brate or Cade Otton in any format before this signing, which certainly doesn't help either player.