Bucs To Sign Running Back Robert HughesApril 19th, 2012
Out at One Buc Palace today, Joe had a chance to ask rockstar general manager Mark Dominik whether he felt pressure to draft a running back given there are only two on the roster and the Bucs want to pound the football.
As part of Dominik’s answer, he said a third running back would be signed by the end of the day, a young man that “really impressed” him this week.
Dominik didn’t offer a name, but Joe has learned the player is Robert Hughes, who was on the Bears practice squad last season and was undrafted out of Notre Dame in 2011. Hughes is listed at 5-11, 245 pounds.
Hughes played tailback and fullback for the Fighting Irish. Joe doesn’t expect the signing will make Bucs fans feel at ease about the running back position, but undrafted backfield gems are discovered every year around the league.