The Tampa Bay Buccaneers bolstered the tight end room after adding Kyle Rudolph on Wednesday.

And it got even stronger on Thursday after rookie tight end Cade Otton was cleared for training camp.

Per Tampa Bay Times‘ Rick Stroud, Otton is officially good to go and will participate in camp when rookies report on July 23. Otton has been recovering from an ankle injury he suffered during his final season at Washington.

This is obviously great news for the Buccaneers. Otton didn’t practice during rookie minicamps nor did he partake in mandatory minicamp, but the expectation has always been that he’d be ready for camp. It’s good to see that everything stayed on track and it’ll be even better to see what Otton can do on the practice field.

Otton has the traits and ability to be a solid player in the NFL and the Buccaneers need as much help as they can get at the tight end position. Especially after Rob Gronkowski officially announced his retirement back in June.

While the odds are against Otton to come out of camp as the Buccaneers’ TE1, he’ll provide a healthy dose of competition that’s bound to make the room better and deeper, as a whole.

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