Just months after signing his exclusive rights contract, Buccaneers defensive end Greg White has inked a new, three-year contract with Tampa Bay.

White, 29, spent time on the practice squads of Washington, New Orleans, Tennessee, Atlanta and Tampa Bay before joining the Arena Football League's Orlando Predators.

Per the recommendation of Predators head coach Jay Gruden, who is the brother of Bucs head coach Jon Gruden, Tampa Bay gave White another training camp invite in 2007.

Not only did White make the 53-man roster, he notched a team-high eight sacks and seven forced fumbles en route to helping the Bucs defense rank No. 2 overall in the NFL.

White is signed with the Buccaneers through the 2011 season, and he's already given Tampa Bay a return on its investment, evidenced by his 2.5 sacks through two regular season games in 2008.

"I don't know that it was an issue, but I appreciate the Bucs giving me a nice little deal," said White. "I just look forward to getting better. I was working hard before the contract and I'm working hard after it."

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