Brate (6-5, 235) returns to Tampa Bay after spending the 2014 season on the team’s practice squad and active roster. He was with the Buccaneers during this past offseason and preseason and spent Week 1 of the regular season on Tampa Bay’s practice squad, before being released and signing with the New Orleans Saints’ practice squad. Brate, who originally entered the league with the Buccaneers as a college free agent out of Harvard in 2014, will wear No. 84.
Martin (6-3, 245) originally entered the league with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013, as a college free agent out of Columbia. In two seasons with the Chiefs, the Aurora, Colorado native played in 19 regular season games, with one start, registering 14 tackles, one forced fumble and a half sack, to go along with 13 special teams tackles. Martin also saw action in Kansas City’s 2013 Divisional Round playoff game, tallying a special teams tackle.
The team also announced that they are releasing wide receiver Rannell Hall, defensive tackle Derrick Lott and linebacker Julian Stanford from the practice squad and signing linebacker Orie Lemon, wide receiver Evan Spencer and guard Martin Wallace to the practice squad.
Lemon (6-1, 242) was signed to the Buccaneers’ active roster on September 16 and saw action at New Orleans in Week 2. He was released by Tampa Bay yesterday.
Spencer (6-2, 208) played collegiately at Ohio State and entered the league as a sixth-round pick (187th overall) of the Washington Redskins in the 2015 NFL Draft. The Vernon Hills, Illinois native spent this past offseason and preseason with Washington, before being waived on September 9. His father, Tim Spencer, is the running backs coach for Tampa Bay.
Wallace (6-6, 330) returns to the Buccaneers’ practice squad, where he spent Week 1.
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