Buccaneers release Fournette, Brate

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today released tight end Cameron Brate and running back Leonard Fournette, the team announced on Friday.

Fournette and Brate contributed to the Buccaneers’ Super Bowl-winning team in 2020.

Fournette, 28, played in 43 games for the Buccaneers, logging 466 carries for 1,847 yards and 17 touchdowns while adding 178 receptions for 1,210 yards and five touchdowns.

The sixth-year veteran holds the franchise record for most postseason rushing yards (362) and postseason yards from scrimmage (572). The Buccaneers originally signed him as a free agent in 2020.

Brate, 31, appeared in 126 games across nine seasons for the Buccaneers, totaling 273 receptions for 2,857 yards and 33 receiving touchdowns. The eight-year veteran’s 273 receptions are the second-most among tight ends in team history.

The Buccaneers originally signed him as a college free agent in 2014 out of Harvard University.



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