Bucs re-sign Jevan Snead as third quarterback

By The Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed rookie free agent Jevan Snead after losing starting quarterback Josh Freeman for the rest of the preseason.

Freeman broke the tip of his thumb on his throwing hand during last Saturday’s game against Kansas City. He is expected to return for Tampa Bay’s regular season opener.

Snead will back up Josh Johnson and Rudy Carpenter in practice. He initially signed with the Bucs on April 26 as an undrafted free agent out of Ole Miss. The team released him on July 31.