Heidelberg grad Dye signed by Buccaneers
With the preseason winding down, Donteea Dye is getting another shot in the NFL.
The wide receiver, who played four seasons at Heidelberg and finished with nearly 2,300 career receiving yards and 26 touchdowns, signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday.
This will be Dye’s fourth stint in Tampa Bay. He was signed as an undrafted free agent in the hours after the 2015 draft, and appeared for the Bucs in 10 games that season.
In 2015, he finished with 11 receptions for 132 yards and a touchdown reception. He appeared in one game for Tampa Bay in 2016. In 2017, he was shown in the HBO series Hard Knocks with the Buccaneers — working out in Heidelberg gear — but was cut before the regular season.
This summer, he signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League, but was released in June.
The Buccaneers finish their preseason schedule Thursday, when they host the Jacksonville Jaguars at 7:30 p.m.