Former Steelers WR David Gilreath signs with Tampa Bay Bucs

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

The wide receiver played three games with the Steelers, combining for one rush attempt and two punt returns.

Wide receiver David Gilreath, who made his NFL debut in 2012 with the Pittsburgh Steelers before being released on Monday, was quickly snatched up by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who signed the rookie out of Wisconsin on Tuesday off of waivers.

Gilreath made his biggest impact during a three-week stint on the active roster because of injuries to Jerricho Cotchery and Antonio Brown. Despite not catching a pass in his three games, he did record one rush for seven yards as well as returning two punts for a combined eight yards.

During his time at Wisconsin, Gilreath was named to the All-Big Ten second team during his sophomore year in 2008. He finished his college career with 67 receptions over four years, with only one reception during his freshman year.

Gilreath was released to help make room for David DeCastro, who was welcomed back from injury, and John Malecki, who was promoted from the practice squad.

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