Originally created 04/16/04

Tampa Bay signs Howell, Zeigler



TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers re-signed safety John Howell and signed tight end Doug Zeigler on Thursday.

Howell has played for the Bucs the past three years, appearing in 38 games as a reserve safety and special teams player. He played in eight games last season before being put on injured reserve with a hamstring injury Nov. 11.

The 6-foot-4, 257-pound Zeigler played at Mississippi.