The Bucs plan to use Stephens (5-foot-8, 191) as as a third-down and situational-type back. Stephens displayed impressive tackle-breaking ability as the featured runner for the Volunteers in 2001. Stephens, who set a Tennessee single-season record for rushing yards with 1,464 yards and 10 TDs last year.
The Bucs have signed seven of its eight draft picks. Tampa Bay expects to have TE Tracey Wistrom -- the only unsigned draft pick -- under contract when the team reports to training camp on July 28.
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