The Buccaneers have sent linebacker Jonathan Casillas to the New England Patriots according to Ian Rapoport. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
Casillas was signed as a free agent from the New Orleans Saints to a one-year deal in 2013, and then re-signed this past offseason to another one-year deal. Casillas entered the season as the Bucs starter at strongside linebacker, but was hampered with injuries, which led to Danny Lansanah taking over the position in Week 4 at Pittsburgh.
Casillas was suspended one game by the team during the preseason for an undisclosed team rule violation.
During a season and a half spent in Tampa, Casillas played in 17 games, starting seven. He totaled 28 tackles, one forced fumble and no interceptions.
This is the second trade the Buccaneers and the Patriots this season, earlier this year the Bucs send tight end Tim Wright and a fourth-round draft pick to the Patriots for guard Logan Mankins.
Currently the Buccaneers have Lavonte David, Dane Fletcher, Mason Foster, Danny Lansanah, Orie Lemon and Brandon Magee as roster linebackers.
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So likely a 7th rounder for him, at least they got something for a player that doesn’t get on the field.
He was a back up who couldn’t stay in the starting line up
Knowing the Patriots we probably gave them a draft pick.
This is a trade that if you blinked your eye you missed it. We got the Pats 5th round pick which will be at the bottom of the 5th and they got our 6th round pick which will be at the top of the 6th. In essence, we moved up about 10 spots (could be 1 spot if they win the SB and we get the 1st pick because we suck)in exchange for a free agent whose contract we were not going to renew. If you’re searching for rationale, I guess you could say – we won! lol.
“Move along folks, nothing to see here…”
I thought Casillas was a good player but I’m glad we got something for him.
is skov still on the practice squad? maybe he’ll be called up
Skov was waived off thePS last week.
Yet another free agent failure. Imagine that. At least this one can’t be blamed on Jason Licht. Perhaps we’ll draft another offensive lineman who is never active on game day.
scubog; this is not you. I’m not use to see this coming from you. it’s hard to believe, but I might be more up beat than you because I see the problem and they’re trying to fix it. Hey at least you get to buy more shirts. I try to buy them with no names on them at all.
I want him to buy Melman #8, because of the Scubog curse.
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