The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed third-year security Richard LeCounte III on Tuesday.
The Bucs had room on the roster for the previous Georgia standout after releasing former Georgia kicker Rodrigo Blankenship on Monday.
LeCounte, 24, had been chosen by the Cleveland Browns within the fifth spherical of the 2021 NFL Draft and performed in 10 video games over two seasons, making one begin. He totaled three tackles.
The Browns launched him on Oct. 19, 2022, and the Los Angeles Rams signed him to the apply squad on Dec. 15. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Rams in January, then was launched on Aug. 14.
Ryan Neal and Antoine Winfield Jr. are the beginning safeties, in response to the Bucs’ web site. LeCounte and Avery Younger, who was signed on Aug. 7, are behind Nolan Turner, Christian Izien, Kedrick Whitehead and Kaevon Merriweather.
LeCounte can also be listed as a reserve cornerback.
Blankenship, 26, performed in 22 video games from 2020-22 for the Indianapolis Colts, and in two video games final season for the Arizona Cardinals. He has kicked 47 subject targets in 56 makes an attempt, and he’s 54-of-58 on extra-point makes an attempt for his profession.
He misplaced the battle in Tampa Bay’s coaching camp with veteran kicker Chase McLaughlin, 27, who has performed for the Los Angeles Chargers (2019), San Francisco 49ers (2019), Colts (2019, 2022), Jacksonville Jaguars (2020), New York Jets (2020) and Cleveland Browns (2021).
For his profession, McLaughlin is 67-for-85 on field-goal makes an attempt and 88-for-90 on extra-point makes an attempt in 47 video games.
—Subject Degree Media