Luke Stocker Remains With Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Dec 21, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Luke Stocker (88) runs with the ball as Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Jason Williams (52) tackles during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Green Bay Packers defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20-3. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Luke Stocker has signed a new one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Stocker started seven games at tight end last season and also saw time at fullback when Jorvorskie Lane was injured. He also continued his presence on specials teams.

With Stocker re-signing, the Bucs now have their three tight ends from last season back for 2015. Stocker, who is primarily known for his blocking abilities, joins Brandon Myers and Austin Seferian-Jenkins as options at tight end.

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Cameron Brate is also signed for the next season but he will have to compete for a roster spot.

Last season, Stocker caught seven passes for 41 yards. Over three seasons, he has 35 catches for 298 yards and a touchdown. The 26-year-old was a fourth round draft pick out of Tennessee in 2011.

In 2015, Stocker figures to continue his role as a primary blocker while also making some catches along the way. It will be up to Myers and Seferian-Jenkins to make big plays in the passing game at tight end.

Stocker is the third Buccaneer to re-sign with the team this offseason following Louis Murphy and Mike Jenkins.

Terms of Stocker’s deal were not disclosed.

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