TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free agent receiver Cecil Shorts III and waived receiver Evan Spencer.

Shorts entered the NFL as a fourth-round draft pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2011. He spent the first four years of his career with the Jaguars before signing with the Houston Texans last season.

The sixth-year pro has 218 career receptions for 2,877 yards and 14 touchdowns.

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The Bucs announced the signing Tuesday, three days after trimming the roster to the regular-season limit of 53 players.

Spencer spent most of 2015 on Tampa Bay's practice squad before making his NFL debut in the final game of the season.

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