The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have officially released tight end Cameron Brate. The undrafted free agent out of Harvard in 2014, Brate leaves as one of the best statistical tight ends in team history.
We've released TE Cameron Brate.
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) March 17, 2023
Via Scott Smith of buccaneers.com,
“Brate played nine seasons for the Buccaneers and recorded 273 catches for 2,857 yards and 33 touchdowns. The only tight end in team history with higher totals in all three categories is Ring of Honor member Jimmie Giles. Brate narrowly missed eclipsing Giles’ totals for catches (279) and touchdown receptions (34).”
“Brate also ranks as one of the most accomplished players in Buccaneer annals who arrived as an undrafted free agent. Tampa Bay signed the former Harvard standout in May of 2014 and he spent most of his rookie season on the practice squad before a late-season promotion allowed him to appear in five games. Brate also started his second season on the practice squad and actually spent one week with the New Orleans Saints after he was released in mid-September. The Bucs quickly signed him back to their active roster and he spent the next eight seasons putting up impressive numbers.”
Brate leaves as a Buccaneers’ fan favorite and Super Bowl champion. He’s second only to Jimmie Giles in most statistical categories for tight ends in team history.
We tip or hat to Mr. Brate and wish him well on his next endeavor.