In addition to
inking Detroit free agent linebacker Teddy Lehman to a deal, the Buccaneers signed Saints free agent outside linebacker Matt McCoy on Tuesday. Tampa Bay was interested in signing the former second-round pick when he was released by Philadelphia last year.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers attempted to sign outside linebacker Matt McCoy when he was released by the Philadelphia Eagles last season, but McCoy joined New Orleans' active roster instead.
McCoy became an unrestricted free agent on Feb. 29, and Tampa Bay took another shot at him. On Tuesday, the Bucs landed McCoy, signing him to a contract.
The 5-foot-11, 230-pound McCoy is considered a strong special teams contributor and has the speed to excel in Tampa Bay's Cover 2 defensive scheme.
McCoy, 25, originally entered the NFL as a second-round draft pick out of San Diego State in 2005.
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