The Bucs decided to sign two free agents to their roster on Wednesday, and now, they’ve added another in cornerback Nate Brooks. The team announced the move on Thursday, making it official.
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Brooks is in his second year and is a former member of the Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins. The former undrafted free agent out of North Texas has two career starts that include 11 total tackles and two pass deflections under his belt.
And yes, he and Jaelon Darden were teammates.
Below is the official release, courtesy of the Tamp Bay Buccaneers Communications Department:
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today signed cornerback Nate Brooks.
Brooks (6-0, 192) entered the league as a college free agent with the Arizona Cardinals in 2019. In his career, Brooks has played in four games, with two starts, tallying 11 tackles and two passes defensed.
Brooks spent time on the Cardinals’ practice squad in 2019 before being signed to the New England Patriots’ practice squad. He was signed to the Miami Dolphins’ active roster from the Patriots’ practice squad in 2019, appearing in three games with two starts. After spending the 2020 offseason with Miami, Brooks was waived and spent time during the regular season on the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad, being elevated for the final game of the 2020 season.
A native of Whitehouse, Texas, Brooks played collegiately at North Texas.
Contract details have yet to be released, but check back in later for updates!