Shortly after the Bucs’ 38-10 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reported, and PewterReport has confirmed, that the Bucs have agreed to terms with the Jets on a trade that will send veteran defensive tackle Steve McClendon to Tampa Bay.
The Bucs and Jets will swap late-round draft picks in 2022 and 2023 as part of the trade but the details of the compensation have not yet been released.
McClendon, an 11-year veteran in the NFL, has spent the last five seasons with the Jets after starting his career with a six-year stint with the Steelers.
A run-stuffing nosetackle, McClendon has totaled 12.5 sacks, 41 tackles for loss and 28 quarterback hits throughout his career while playing in all 16 games in four of his past five seasons.
The trade comes just one week after defensive tackle Vita Vea suffered a season-ending ankle injury against the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football.