Atlanta Falcons free agent guard Matt Lehr signed a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday.

Terms were not disclosed.

Lehr, 27, has played in 69 career games and has 48 career starts since entering the NFL in 2001 out of Virginia Tech. A fifth-round draft pick, Lehr spent the first four seasons (2001-04) of his career with the Dallas Cowboys.  

Last year, Lehr, who played along an offensive line that helped the Falcons' running game establish itself as the No. 1-ranked unit in the NFL, served a four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL steroid and related substances policy.

The Buccaneers were interested in bringing in Denver Broncos free agent G Cooper Carlisle for a visit this week, but those plans likely are over or at least put on hold with the signing of Lehr. 

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