Still Fishing For A Returner, Bucs Reel In BrownMay 30th, 2013
Roscoe Parrish, Sammie Stroughter, Michael Smith, Preston Parker, Jordan Shipley, Arrelious Benn and LeQuan Lewis all were in the mix trying to become a beloved punt and/or kick returner for the Bucs last season.
(Did Joe miss anyone?)
The return game for the Bucs was subpar, and the names above got the boot, except for Smith, whose roster spot is on thin ice. The Bucs didn’t seek a new returner in the draft, and the search continues.
Last night, a new name got a shot, undrafted rookie Temple running back and Big East special teams player of the year Matt Brown.
He stands at 5-5.
The guy has had plenty of success as a returner. But for Joe, this signing mostly illustrates how little confidence the organization has in Smith, the unofficial captain of the inactive list.