Practice squad receiver Terrence Nunn, who developed a strong following among Patriots fans for his performance in the preseason, is set to sign a contract with the Buccaneers to join their 53-man roster. The agreement is pending a physical, and Nunn is traveling to Tampa on Monday.
“It’s a situation where Terrence will always be grateful to the Patriots for giving him his first opportunity," said John Rickert, Nunn's agent. "But in terms of an opportunity, this is too difficult to pass up.”
Nunn, who had a solid career at Nebraska but couldn't hook on in the NFL his first year out of college, had his NFL hopes revived by the Patriots this past preseason. In joining the Buccaneers, he is guaranteed to be on the 53-man roster for at least three weeks.
Assuming Nunn passes the physical, the Patriots will have an open roster spot on their practice squad to fill.
Nunn's agreement with the Buccaneers was first reported by Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald.