Adam Gettis signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers midway through last December but didn't get on the field during his two games on the roster. Now the former New York Giant and Washington Redskin will get another chance to suit up for a third NFL team.
On Monday, the Buccaneers re-signed Gettis to a one-year contract, roughly two weeks after he had become an unrestricted free agent. The former fifth-round pick out of Iowa, selected by Washington at #141 overall in 2012, has played in 17 regular-season NFL games with one start.
Gettis is the third offensive lineman the Buccaneers have inked since the start of free agency, though two of those three are returning players. The Bucs' started their work on the offensive front by landing coveted center Ryan Jensen, formerly of the Baltimore Ravens, early in free agency. They then worked on that unit's depth with the re-signing of Evan Smith last Friday and Monday's deal with Gettis.
Gettis (6-3, 315) didn't play at all in the regular season last fall because he spent the bulk of the campaign on the Giants' injured reserve list. He had seen action in four games over the previous two seasons in New York, starting one in 2016. His most extensive NFL playing time came in 2013, when he got into 13 games for Washington.