Bucs sign Edell Shepherd to one year, $425,000 contract.
Bucs have exclusive rights to negotiate with Shepherd so this deal was only a matter of when not if. Shepherd might have made himself some more money if he could have caught that last pass from Simms in the playoff game. Otherwise this another move to shore up a receiving corp which lacked depth last season.
Former Gator Earnest Graham remains the only unsigned Bucs free agent.