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Buccaneers Add WR Shaq Hill

The Buccaneers made a switch in the receiving corps as they returned to practice on Wednesday, signing rookie Shaq Hill and waiving recently-added rookie Jhajuan Seales.


Shaq Hill started his first NFL training camp in Houston but he will continue it in Tampa.

The rookie wide receiver out of Eastern Washington first signed with the Texans as an undrafted free agent in May. Hill was still on the roster when Houston opened camp on July 26 but was waived two days later when the team signed veteran wide receiver Devin Street. That led to a receiver exchange for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who picked up Hill on Wednesday and made room on the roster by waiving another rookie wide receiver, Jhajuan Seales, with an injury designation.

Hill signed with the Buccaneers in time to participate in practice on Wednesday morning, as the Buccaneers resumed their onfield work after a players' day off on Tuesday.

Hill played four seasons at Eastern Washington and recorded 178 receptions for 2,818 yards and 34 touchdowns. He was particularly productive as a senior last fall, catching 77 passes for 1,157 yards and 17 touchdowns. His touchdown total led the FCS and he was named a first-team All-Big Sky Conference selection.

Hill (5-10, 180) could also get a look at the wide-open kickoff return job in Tampa after getting extensive experience in that capacity at EWU. His college totals included a 24.3-yard average on 94 kickoff returns, as well as two more touchdowns.

Seales signed with the Buccaneers on Sunday. He had spent the first part of the offseason with the Chicago Bears after signing as an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma State.

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