Bucs tender exclusive-rights free agent Cameron Brate.


Cameron Brate has been tendered by the Buccaneers, which comes as no surprise. Brate has been an impressive tight end. Coming into the league as an undrafted rookie from Harvard, in 2014, he was on and off the Buccaneers roster before gaining popularity from the team and the fans in 2015.


During his off and on the roster moments, Brate spent a very short stint with the New Orleans Saints. Thankfully, they did not keep him and he returned to Tampa.


After proving himself in 2015, he gained notoriety and took over the number one spot previously owned by Austin Seferian-Jenkins who was injured.


Brate was handed the starting role after a debacle in practice involving Jenkins and Koetter. Jenkins could have won the spot back in 2016, but DUI trouble had him cut by the Buccaneers. Brate kept the starting role and had an impressive 2016 season with 8 touchdown receptions, which shares the lead over all tight ends with Henry Hunter of San Diego. Brate caught 57 passes for 660 yards last season and is ranked by PFF as the No. 7 tight end out of 63.