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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today signed running back Ramon Jefferson and defensive back Andrew Hayes. Both players were tryout participants in the club's rookie mini-camp this past weekend.

Jefferson (5-10, 210) played collegiately at the University of Maine (2018), Garden City Community College (2019), Sam Houston State University (2020-21), and the University of Kentucky (2022-23), appearing in 43 career games and amassing 511 carries for 3,138 yards (6.1 avg.) and 28 rushing touchdowns. He received FCS second-team All-American honors in 2021 after establishing career highs in rushing yards (1,155), yards per carry (6.7) and rushing touchdowns (13) across 173 carries for a Bearkats team that won the 2021 FCS Championship.

Hayes (6-0, 195) played collegiately at Ouachita Baptist University (2019-22) and the University of Central Arkansas (2023), appearing in 45 career games and logging 143 tackles, 27 passes defensed, four interceptions and one forced fumble. He received All-Great American Conference honorable mention recognition in 2021 after posting career highs in tackles (53), passes defensed (11) and interceptions (two).

In addition, the Buccaneers have waived defensive back Quandre Mosely and offensive lineman Logan Stenberg.


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