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March 30, 2013 @ 5:42 pm
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Bucs Add Former Eagles DT Landri

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The Buccaneers have reached a contract agreement with former Eagles defensive tackle Derek Landri. The former Notre Dame star was selected by the Jaguars in the 2007 draft and has also played in Carolina.
PewterReport.com can confirm an earlier report on Saturday that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reached terms on a contract for former Eagles defensive lineman Derek Landri. The deal is reportedly a two-year, $3.25 million contract.

The Buccaneers lost free agent nose tackle Roy Miller earlier this month in free agency to the Jacksonville Jaguars (two years, $3.85 million). Sources say the Buccaneers did not pursue Miller due to wanting more push from the interior of the defensive line, something that Miller and Gary Gibson were unable to provide, as neither recorded a sack in 2012.

Landri also failed to produce a sack in 2012, but does have eight career QB takedowns in his seven NFL seasons, including two in 2011 and three with the Panthers in 2010.

Landri recorded 18 tackles in 2012 with Philadelphia, playing in all 16 games, and starting seven. The 6-2, 290-pound former Notre Dame standout was selected in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Jaguars. After two seasons is Jacksonville Landri was waived and claimed by Carolina spending 2009-2010 with the Panthers. The Eagles signed Landri as an unrestricted free agent in 2011.

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    I hope this is Gibsons replacement.
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    Erik Wright gets a whole lot better if Revis comes aboard.
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    Well Guys this DT makes sense along with the other DE to sign with Tampa.Lets see what happens with the draft.I would like to see Tampa get two top 10 cb's in the draft, and I believe they have enough draft choices with mult 4 & 6 rd-draft choices.Espically If Barber comes back and Revis come also, and Tampa only gives up 1 & 2 in 2014.GOI bucs
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    I understand building through the draft and I believe in being patient. One of the reasons I am one of the few who was critical of the Goldson signing was because we now have so much invested in the safety position. I am not sure that's a great thing. I hope we draft Star, or whoever drops to #13. And I have no problem waiting until the 2nd or 3rd round to get a CB. But grabbing a Quentin Jammer or a Chris Gamble for 1 year to at least be able to cut Eric Wright seems like a no-brainer to me. And if we sign a vet for one year, maybe it pressures the Jets to drop their price a little on Revis (still not sure that's a good deal regardless).
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    Chris Gamble announced his retirement. Quentin Jammer is getting up there in age too. I think it be better to just keep wright for another year (though I would rather see another corner instead) and just draft one or two in the draft this year.
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    I like to see the true Buc fans keeping the faith. All the mock drafts and the only true thing is what the front office is going to do.When have the mocks really been right.We can guess and predict but you have to go back and look at the comments that they made in the past and you can put together the way the front office and the coach are going to draft. I belive that getting a corner for a 1st and a 2nd that is going through rehab is a big risk, even if he is the best there was before the injury.I also think that the coach likes the DT/DE from SMU. I also think he likes lbs and think one of the best this year is coming from his old school.(One he recuited ) OH that used to be a safty and is a tackling machine.I also remember that we took a chance on another pot -head long ago ,,,and he became a hall of famer.So there is my little insight for the day and alittle bit to think about.Love to see what you all think about that and GO BUCS.
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    Eric, no argument from me.
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    if richardson or star are still there thats the pick, 2nd on best cb left.rich would bring a little swag and vinegar to the party you know a little atittude we need it
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    First off; Miller should have never been a Starter. Second, Landri is a bit bigger than Miller as he was not a true 6' 2" and Landri had more mobility;Third, Landri was paid back up salary as the back up that he will be in the rotation. This confirms to me that we are still going for a DL first in order to improve our pass rush then CB. This has been the plan from day one despite some of the mock draft experts. Just take a breath and see what makes the most sense. Last in the pass rush so you improve Safety, DL, CB positions. I believe we are right on schedule. We do not need Revis if we have to give up a 1st or 2n rounder in this years draft or next years draft. If Josh Freeman does good this year we will need 120,000,000 to cover his salary in the next 5 years; if he is not good we will need more than a 1st and 2nd rounder to get a good QB replacement. I hope we stay with the draft.
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    Well Said HORSE, the Bucs will be built through the draft NOT free agency. I do not understand why some of the fans can't recall what happened when we tried that experiment before...as have other teams only to fail. Be patient, I think DOM is doing a great job; building this team is going to take some time.
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    This draft is deep with D linemen, and cornerbacks, by now fans should realize that's the direction the Bucs are going. This guy won't be starting next to McCoy, it'll be a Richardson,or Star Lutuii. It'll be a Trufunt, or Rhodes lining up with Wright at corner. There won't be a trade involving top picks for Revis. The top picks will be used to fill the many needs we still have. This is a team in rebuilding mode, Dom, and Schiano will be given at least this draft to continue the project. Hang in there, it's a long way till September.
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    There are many moves yet to be made in this chess match of building a roster. No this is not an earth shattering pickup. But it is a guy with experience who will compete at DT most likely with several other players that are not even on the roster yet. Remember how many moves actually occur after the draft when teams have to release players that they would like to hold on to but can't due to cap considerations. The roster at training camp will look considerably different than what you're seeing now.
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    What good does it do to have an all star Secondary and spend first round picks and high paid salaries for DB's if you do not have a Pass Rush ? If we cannot land a Quality DL and draft Quality DL what we do in the Secondary won't matter. And our offense will continue to struggle if they have to play catch up because we cannot stop anyone.
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    Could they not have given this $ to Miller and keep a guy who was a great character guy in the "Buccaneer Man" mold? Dominic seems to be operating from the seat of his pants these days. No rhyme of reason to this signing.
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    The fact that this is the second best move we have made this offseason is a bit disheartening....
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    Same old Bull spit!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Falcons sign Grimes and we sign WHO?????? Man this is really sickening me that the Bucs are not doing a single damn thing in FA worthwhile. Like I said one year of improvement and then right back where they were two years ago with signing FA's. If Dominik is fired he certainly deserves his punishment. What a load of crap with all of this money to spend. Pissed Off? You bet!!!!!!!!!!!! If the Revis thing does not go through they need to ride Dominik's *censored* out of town on a rail. Just like always the Bucs wait until every FA that is worth anything is signed by some one else and then they pic up scrubs. Come on Glazers wake the hell up.
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    Great if this is competition for Gibson to BACK UP our new NT we get from the draft.
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    He is a high motor player. Not a bad pickup, but not earth shattering either.
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    WOW !! Is this Millers replacement ?
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    Wow, another subaverage player added to the roster. Good job Bucs. I guess with only $27 some odd million cap space left, we have to be real tight with our funds.......
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    Hey, remain patient fans! You won't mind waiting another ten years for a playoff appearance will you?
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