The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed running back Jacquizz Rodgers to a one-year deal, a source tells ESPN. The move reunites him with Dirk Koetter and Mike Smith, his former offensive coordinator and head coach, respectively, with the Atlanta Falcons.
The Bucs were down to two running backs last week after Mike James was placed on injured reserve. Rodgers, 26, who was among the Bears' final roster cuts, worked out for the team last Tuesday. Rather than sign him and be on the hook for possible veteran termination pay, the team opted to promote Peyton Barber from the practice squad.