The Buccaneers made another tweak to their 90-man offseason roster on Thursday, something they had also done on Tuesday morning and Tuesday afternoon of this week. This time the change came along the offensive line, where G Jeremy Lewis was signed and G Desmond Wynn was waived.
Like several of the Buccaneers’ recent signings, including Temple RB Matt Brown six days ago, Lewis got a chance to show the team what he can do by participating in its post-draft rookie mini-camp on a tryout contract. That camp also led to the signings of such young hopefuls as Brown, LB Ka’lial Glaud, T Jace Daniels and WRs Jheranie Boyd and Terriun Crump.
Lewis gets a chance to start his NFL career in his home state after playing prep ball in West Palm Beach and then attending the University of Miami. The 6-4, 312-pound blocker began his collegiate career as a defensive lineman but switched to offense after his sophomore season. He played in nine games as a senior last fall and was part of an offense that produced 440.2 yards per game.
Lewis joined the Bucs on a day when the effects of Tropical Storm Andrea kept the team from conducting its scheduled OTA practice. The Bucs will finish their run of OTAs on Friday, and then hold a three-day mini-camp next week (Tuesday-Thursday) to wrap up the offseason program.