Brandon Magee cut by Buccaneers, reports to Red Sox spring training

Brandon Magee played linebacker for the Browns and Bucs, but after being cut he joined the Red Sox.

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On Tuesday, Brandon Magee was a Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker. On Wednesday, he became a Boston Red Sox outfielder.

A day after he was cut by the Bucs, Magee reported to minor league spring training.

Magee played both sports at Arizona State, wasn’t picked in the 2013 NFL Draft and signed with the Dallas Cowboys. He was released, signed by Cleveland and played in eight games with the Browns. He was claimed by Tampa Bay last July and appeared in nine games last season, mostly on special teams.

Now 24, Magee was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 29th round of baseball’s 2008 amateur draft, then by the Red Sox in the 23rd round in 2012. He signed with the Red Sox and attended minor league spring training in 2014.