The Tampa Bay Buccaneers added a local prospect to their practice squad with the signing of linebacker Tyrone McKenzie. McKenzie played his collegiate ball inside Raymond James Stadium with the University of South Florida from 2007-2008.
The 6-foot-2, 245-pound McKenzie entered the league has a third-round pick of the New England Patriots in 2009. He tore the ACL in his right knee his rookie season and missed the year. He was released by the Patriots earlier this season before being placed on their practice squad after clearing waivers.
At USF McKenzie earned second-team All Big East honors in 2007 and first-team honors in 2008. He finished his collegiate career with 369 tackles, 4.5 sacks, six forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and two interceptions.
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