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Bucs take shot on David Gettis

6/18/2014

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made a low-risk move that could come with a high reward.

The team signed wide receiver David Gettis, who participated in last week’s minicamp on a tryout basis. If Gettis can get back to full health, he could be a steal.

As a rookie with Carolina in 2010, Gettis showed great potential, catching 37 passes for 508 yards and three touchdowns. But Gettis hasn’t caught a pass since due to a series of injuries.

Gettis said last week that he’s fully healthy. If that’s the case, he has a chance to make the opening-day roster. The Bucs have Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans as their starters. But things are wide open after that.

Gettis will have a chance to compete with Chris Owusu, Robert Herron, Louis Murphy, Lavelle Hawkins, Eric Page, Skye Dawson, Russell Shepard and Tommy Streeter.