Bucs Sign WR E.G. Green

January 24 - The Buccaneers might lose WR Jacquez Green in free agency, but there will be at least one Green playing receiver in Tampa Bay in 2002. The Pewter Pirates signed former Indianapolis Colts and Florida State star E.G. Green to a two-year contract.

Buccaneer Magazine has learned that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has signed former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver E.G. Green to a two-year deal worth $970,000. Green, who was the Colts' third-round draft choice out of Florida State in 1998, was on the Indianapolis roster for three seasons before being released on the final roster cut on September 3 of last year. He was out of football during the 2001 season.

"It was a good situation," Green's agent Gene Burrough told Buccaneer Magazine. "He will get a chance to compete for the second or third wide receiver spot down there. There were some other teams who were interested, but Tampa Bay showed the most interest."

Tampa Bay only has three receivers from their 2001 roster under contract for the 2002 season - Pro Bowler Keyshawn Johnson, Frank Murphy and Milton Wynn. Receivers Jacquez Green, Reidel Anthony and Karl Williams will all be unrestricted free agents on March 1.

Green (5-foot-11, 188) played in 29 games and logged four starts during his tenure with the Colts. He has 54 catches for 665 yards and two touchdowns in his professional career.

Green left Florida State as the school's all-time leader in receiving touchdowns, was second in receiving yardage and third in receptions. His college career concluded with 166 catches for 2,920 yards and 29 touchdowns. He also holds the school record for consecutive games with receptions (38).

Green was a three-year starter for the Seminoles, playing in 44 games and starting 33 contests. He was a second-team All-American as a senior after posting 54 catches for 1,059 yards and 11 TDs.

The Buccaneers also re-signed former practice squad players WR Darryl Daniels, DE Ron Warner, CB Corey Ivy and OT Brian Gruber.


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