The Bucs signed former Bengals DB Josh Shaw on Tuesday. Shaw was a former 2015 4th-round draft pick out of USC and was once considered a possible top DB prospect heading into the NFL Draft.
He originally started out with the University of Florida before joining the USC Trojans. The DB spent four seasons in college, recording 18 passes defended, 6 INTs, and 130 tackles.
Shaw spent three full seasons with the Bengals, recording 7 passes defended and 94 tackles.
The Bengals waived Shaw with an injury designation coming out of the 2018 preseason. After reverting to the Bengals IR he was released, and the Chiefs picked him up. He played in four games for the Chiefs, recording four tackles before being waived last week.
Josh Shaw will take the roster spot that was left empty when O.J. Howard was placed on IR with a season-ending foot and ankle injury.
Shaw is 6’1” and 200 pounds and can play both the safety and cornerback position, adding a much-needed body to the positions.