Buccaneers sign R.J. Mattes, cut Ruffin

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed offensive guard R.J. Mattes, cuttting defensive end James Ruffin.

Mattes is a 6-foot-6, 313-pounder who has a previous stint with the New England Patriots.

He was cut by New England earlier this year.

Mattes played collegiately at North Carolina State.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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