The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a change to their tight end corps before practice on Tuesday, signing first-year player Matt Weiser and waiving another first-year player, Colin Jeter, with an injury designation.
Weiser (6-5, 232) went to training camp each of the last two seasons with the San Diego Chargers. He originally joined the Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of Buffalo in 2016. Weiser started his last three seasons for the Bulls and recorded 92 career receptions for 1,080 yards and eight touchdowns. As a senior in 2015, he set a school record with 63 catches.
Weiser will join the Buccaneers in practice on Tuesday and have several days to prepare for potential action against the Detroit Lions on Friday night, Tampa Bay's preseason home opener. Though the Bucs' starters are likely to play the majority of that game, Weiser and the other younger Buccaneers should have plenty of opportunities in the fourth preseason game against Jacksonville on August 30.
The Bucs signed Jeter on August 10, the same day they released undrafted rookie tight end Jason Reese.