The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today the team has signed linebacker Devante Bond.
Bond (6-1, 235) originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round pick (183rd overall) of the Buccaneers in the 2016 NFL Draft. He played in 14 games last season, with two starts, recording a team-leading 10 special teams tackles. Bond spent this past offseason and preseason with Tampa Bay, before being waived on September 11. A native of Sacramento, California, Bond played collegiately at Oklahoma. He will wear No. 59 for Tampa Bay.