Paralyzed Football Player Signs With Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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TAMPA BAY, FL. (CNN) - Eric LeGrand may be paralyzed.  But as of Wednesday morning, he's a professional football player.  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed the former Rutgers defensive tackle to a contract.

LeGrand hurt his spinal cord while playing against Army 19 months ago.  If LeGrand's career hadn't ended prematurely, he may have been picked in last week's National Football League draft.

Tampa Bay's new coach, Greg Schiano, coached LeGrand at Rutgers.