Bucs Add Another Receiver: Lavelle HawkinsApril 7th, 2014
It’s not easy for an NFL receiver to last seven years in the league with only 71 career catches, but that’s the situation for the newest Buccaneer.
Today the Bucs signed Lavelle Hawkins, a former Jeff Tedford man at “Cal” and a fourth-round pick if the Titans in 2008.
Hawkins had one strong season with 47 catches in 2011, but he’s caught just five balls since.
Recently on WDAE-AM 620, longtime NFL scout Chris Landry said Hawkins, at best, is a No. 4 receiver in the NFL. Landry was responding to a question about the Bucs’ interest.
So the Bucs added another experienced body to battle it out with receivers Louis Murphy, Chris Owusu, Skye Dawson, Eric Page, Jeff Demps, Tommy Streeter and Russell Shepard for roster spots behind Vincent Jackson. Yes, the Bucs will be drafting a receiver next month.