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Bucs Sign Two More to Futures Contracts

Tampa Bay has already begun stocking its roster for the 2017 offseason, on Wednesday adding tight end Kivon Cartwright and kicker John Lunsford.


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Wednesday that they have signed two more players to reserve/futures contracts for the 2017 season, adding to the six they inked on Monday. The two newest signees are tight end Kivon Cartwright and kicker John Lunsford.

Cartwright (6-4, 245) signed with the Buccaneers as an undrafted rookie out of Colorado State last May and went to training camp with the team. He played in all four preseason games and recorded one reception for one yard before being waived/injured on September 3. At Colorado State he played in 45 games with 34 starts and contributed 75 receptions for 1,136 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Lunsford (6-1, 214) was also an undrafted free agent in 2016, signing with the San Francisco 49ers out of Liberty. He played in three preseason games for the 49ers, kicking one extra point. Lunsford finished his career at Liberty with an NCAA-record 12 successful field goals of 50 or more yards.

Players who are free agents at the end of the regular season, including those whose practice squad contracts expired, are eligible to be signed by any team to reserve/futures contracts. These contracts take effect at the beginning of the 2017 league year.

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