The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed two seventh-round draft picks Erik Lorig and Dekoda Watson to four-year deals on Monday. The team also released three players to make room for them on the roster.
Defensive end Lorig (No. 253 overall) played his college ball at Stanford where he finished his career with 95 tackles and 4.5 sacks. The 6-foot-4 and 275 pound Lorig was only recently able to being practicing with the team after being slowed by a pectoral injury.
Linebacker Watson (No. 217 overall) played his college ball at Florida State where he recorded 184 tackles, 11.5 sacks and had two interceptions. Like Lorig, Watson had also been slowed by injury (hamstring) until recently.
Among the three releases, the most notable name was linebacker Angelo Crowell who spent last season on injured reserve while collecting a $2 million salary.
The team also released long-snapper Chris Mauriello and safety Emanuel Cook.