The loss of Da'Quan Bowers to an Achilles injury had caused the Buccaneers to scour the free agent leftovers for potential depth. Monday Tampa Bay signed Wallace Gilberry and Jayme Mitchell to one-year free agent contracts, and released two others.
The Buccaneers continue to add depth to the defensive line, announcing the signings of DL Wallace Gilberry and DE Jayme Mitchell to one-year contracts on Monday. The team also announced they have released DE Hilee Taylor and waived DT Myles Wade.
Gilberry has spent the past four seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, playing in 53 games with three starts. During that time, he has recorded 46 tackles, 14.0 sacks, five passes defensed, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Gilberry originally entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the N.Y. Giants in 2008, spending time on the team's practice squad before being signed by the Chiefs.
Mitchell is a six-year veteran, playing with the Minnesota Vikings and, most recently, the Cleveland Browns. He has played in 43 career games with 13 starts, recording 61 tackles, 6.5 sacks, two passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He originally entered the league with the Vikings in 2006, where he played until being traded to the Browns in 2010. Last season, Mitchell started in 13 games for Cleveland and recorded 32 tackles, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
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