Buccaneers add blocking tight end

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Buccaneers signed a player Wednesday morning who probably will get some instant playing time.

After placing tight end Tom Crabtree on injured reserve, the Bucs signed tight end Kyle Adams. With Tim Wright as the only other tight end on the roster, Adams is likely to get use as a blocker. Wright, a converted wide receiver, isn't known for his blocking.

Adams has the size (6-foot-4 and 255 pounds) to be an effective blocker. Adams entered the league as a free agent with the Chicago Bears. In three seasons, Adams played in 24 games and has four career receptions.