Tampa Bay Agrees To Terms With Rookie TE Wistrom

July 28 - Tampa Bay agreed to terms with seventh-round draft pick tight end Tracey Wistrom to a on Sunday. Wistrom, who played at Nebraska, was the only Bucs 2002 draft pick that remained unsigned until he signed a three-year deal Sunday.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreed to terms with rookie tight end Tracey Wistrom on a three-year contract on Sunday. The Bucs selected Wistrom in with its second 2002 seventh-round draft pick.

While the Bucs hope Wistrom can make an impact at tight end this season, Tampa Bay also is counting on Wistrom to compete for the starting long snapper position.

Wistrom (6-4, 245) burst onto the scene in 1999 before missing the Big 12 Championship Game with a torn posterior ligament in his knee with 16 catches for 429 yards and a pair of touchdowns. His 26.8-yard average set a school record.

In 2000, Wistrom recorded 19 catches for 314 yards (16.5 avg.) and led the Cornhuskers with five touchdowns. He caught a career-high 21 passes for 323 yards (15.4 avg.) and a pair of scores in 2001 as a senior. Wistrom's 58 receptions rank second in school annals among the tight ends, but he owns the all-time mark for receiving yards at the tight end position at Nebraska with 1,150 yards.


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