Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign Veteran Running Back

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reportedly signed running back Chase Edmonds to a one-year, $1.08 million contract, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The 26-year-old will be joining the Bucs after a subpar 2022 season split between the Miami Dolphins and the Denver Broncos, in which he accumulated only 245 rushing yards and two touchdowns, along with 16 receptions for 157 yards and a touchdown catch.

Despite his underwhelming performance in 2022, Edmonds demonstrated his potential from 2019 to 2021 with the Arizona Cardinals, where he emerged as one of the NFL's most effective running backs.

With the Buccaneers expected to release Leonard Fournette, Edmonds will likely serve as a veteran presence to pair with Rachaad White.

Rachaad White remains the favorite for early-down carries and will likely lead the team in touches.

However, Edmonds' signing gives the Bucs an experienced player who can contribute in a third-down role and potentially reestablish himself as an impact player in Tampa Bay's offensive system. Photo Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports