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The Buccaneers have sent linebacker Jonathan Casillas to the New England Patriots according to Ian Rapoport. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Casillas was signed as a free agent from the New Orleans Saints to a one-year deal in 2013, and then re-signed this past offseason to another one-year deal. Casillas entered the season as the Bucs starter at strongside linebacker, but was hampered with injuries, which led to Danny Lansanah taking over the position in Week 4 at Pittsburgh.

Casillas was suspended one game by the team during the preseason for an undisclosed team rule violation.

During a season and a half spent in Tampa, Casillas played in 17 games, starting seven. He totaled 28 tackles, one forced fumble and no interceptions.

This is the second trade the Buccaneers and the Patriots this season, earlier this year the Bucs send tight end Tim Wright and a fourth-round draft pick to the Patriots for guard Logan Mankins.

Currently the Buccaneers have Lavonte David, Dane Fletcher, Mason Foster, Danny Lansanah, Orie Lemon and Brandon Magee as roster linebackers.

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About the Author: Mark Cook

Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at mark@pewterreport.com
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Buctebow
Buctebow
6 years ago

So likely a 7th rounder for him, at least they got something for a player that doesn’t get on the field.

jongruden
jongruden
6 years ago

He was a back up who couldn’t stay in the starting line up

Horse
Horse
6 years ago

Knowing the Patriots we probably gave them a draft pick.

macabee
macabee
6 years ago

This is a trade that if you blinked your eye you missed it. We got the Pats 5th round pick which will be at the bottom of the 5th and they got our 6th round pick which will be at the top of the 6th. In essence, we moved up about 10 spots (could be 1 spot if they win the SB and we get the 1st pick because we suck)in exchange for a free agent whose contract we were not going to renew. If you’re searching for rationale, I guess you could say – we won! lol.

Clearwater Buc 21
Clearwater Buc 21
6 years ago

“Move along folks, nothing to see here…”

pinkstob
pinkstob
6 years ago

I thought Casillas was a good player but I’m glad we got something for him.

grafikdetail
grafikdetail
6 years ago

is skov still on the practice squad? maybe he’ll be called up

bucjoe
bucjoe
6 years ago

Skov was waived off thePS last week.

scubog
scubog
6 years ago

Yet another free agent failure. Imagine that. At least this one can’t be blamed on Jason Licht. Perhaps we’ll draft another offensive lineman who is never active on game day.

Horse
Horse
6 years ago

scubog; this is not you. I’m not use to see this coming from you. it’s hard to believe, but I might be more up beat than you because I see the problem and they’re trying to fix it. Hey at least you get to buy more shirts. I try to buy them with no names on them at all.

Buctebow
Buctebow
Reply to  Horse
6 years ago

I want him to buy Melman #8, because of the Scubog curse.

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