Bronco Beat

Tampa Bay adds more blue and orange with Sperbeck, Moxey as free agents

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers added Boise State running back Jeremy McNichols in the fifth round Saturday, and kept picking up former Broncos once the draft was completed.

Joining McNichols as a draft pick was linebacker Tanner Vallejo, in the sixth round. After the draft was completed, McNichols tweeted that Boise State cornerback Jonathan Moxey and wide receiver Thomas Sperbeck signed as undrafted free agents.

Sperbeck is Boise State’s all-time leader in receiving yards (3,601) and ran a 4.47-second 40-yard dash at Boise State’s pro day on March 30. In a text message to the Idaho Statesman, Sperbeck confirmed he had signed with the Buccaneers.

Moxey, who started 37 games for the Broncos, ran a 4.53-second 40 at pro day. He is a West Palm Beach, Fla., native.

Landow Performance, an athletic training company in Colorado, tweeted that former Boise State offensive lineman Travis Averill has signed with the Atlanta Falcons.

Former Boise State offensive line coach Scott Huff said of Averill: “He’s arguably the best guard we’ve had here in a long time, probably been our most consistent lineman the last three years.”

Defensive end Sam McCaskill has signed with the Minnesota Vikings, while safety Chanceller James will have rookie minicamp tryouts with the 49ers and Saints, per sources. Houston Chronicle reporter Aaron Wilson reported former Boise State offensive lineman Mario Yakoo will have rookie minicamp tryouts with the Raiders and Redskins.