The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have signed DE Daniel Te'o-Nesheim to their active roster from the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad. The team also announced that they have waived DT Frank Okam.
Te'o-Nesheim (tuh-OH-NESS-ime) originally entered the league with the Eagles as a third-round pick (86th overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft after playing collegiately at Washington.
He started all 49 games of his career as a Huskie recording a total of 194 tackles, 30 sacks, 50.5 tackles for loss, eight forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.
In his rookie season with the Eagles, Te'o-Nesheim played in six regular season games and made one start, recording five tackles, one sack and one special teams tackle. He also played in the Eagles postseason contest against Green Bay. This season, Te'o-Nesheim has spent the first 11 weeks on Philadelphia's practice squad after being waived by the team on September 3 during final cut downs.
To make room on the active roster, the Buccaneers announced that they have waived DT Frank Okam who had been struggling with a calf strain suffered earlier this season and had missed the last three games.
Okam originally joined the Buccaneers practice squad on November 17, 2010, before being promoted to the team's active roster on November 24. In six games this season, Okam started in one game and recorded 15 total tackles.