The Facts: The Buccaneers announced Friday that they signed Hudson to a one-year deal.
Diehards Line:Hudson hauled in 19 passes for 245 yards in four preseason contests last August, ranking second among all NFL players in both categories. He also led the league with three preseason touchdown catches. In the regular season, Hudson was inactive for the first six games but then saw his playing time increase after a season-ending injury to tight end Antony Auclair. Hudson would go on to play in nine games with one start and catch two passes for 26 yards. He was headed towards exclusive rights free agency in 2020, which meant he was pretty sure to remain with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers if they wanted him on the roster beyond next Wednesday. Clearly, the Buccaneers did want that because they skipped the free agency process.