Bucs DT Sealver Siliga – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR
While the big news on Saturday morning was the introduction of wide receiver DeSean Jackson and defensive tackle Chris Baker, the Bucs weren’t done with free agency.
Following the press conference for the Bucs newest “Big Two” general manager Jason Licht announced that the team had agreed to terms with defensive tackle Sealver Siliga.
Following the departure of nose tackle Akeem Spence, having depth on the defensive line was a need.
Siliga (6-2, 345) was claimed off of waivers by the Bucs last November after stints with the Patriots, Seahawks, Broncos and 49ers. In limited action for Tampa Bay in 2016, Siliga had five tackles and a sack for the Bucs.
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I see nothing wrong with this signing; just adds to the DT rotation replacement list if someone is injured.
Just my opinion, I would take a risk on drafting a couple DE’s in the later rounds basing it on that one pick would a draft pick up from a trade. Maybe we find a starter out of it in a couple years.
Obviously better to take risks in the later rounds and not the earlier rounds where it hurts you for years. Go Bucs!
This is a bid dude. I would like to buy him dinner at one of our all you can eat Brazilian steak house’s. The owners would be crying when he walked in. I kid.
Good re-sign, we can never have enough big a** guys. Maybe he can play center?
I would never buy him dinner! I’d go broke!
Good that we brought him back. Siliga played hard when he arrived last fall. He’s a massive body that eats up blockers/holes and provides depth. We all saw what happened last season when injuries struck.
“Where’s the beef?” On the Bucs D line, that’s where.
I’m reminded of one of my favorite lines in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. “Alright Chief, I want you to just stand right here.”
Best Jack Nicholson movie ever!!
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