The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will visit with former Miami Dolphins defensive end Kevin Carter at One Buccaneer Place on Monday.

Carter, 33, was recently released by Miami. He has recorded 537 tackles, 97.5 career sacks and 15 forced fumbles since entering the NFL with the St. Louis Rams in 1995.

A two-time Pro Bowler, Carter, who played collegiatley at Florida, is extremely interested in playing for the Buccaneers, according to his agent, Harold Lewis.

“Kevin is visiting with the Bucs tomorrow, and he’s hoping it’s his last stop,” said Lewis. “He has three other teams interested in him right now, and if we don’t do a deal with Tampa, then he’ll plan visits with those teams. But we’re hoping it doesn’t come to that because Kevin would obviously like to stay in the state of Florida and play for the Bucs.”

The 6-foot-6, 305-pound Carter played six seasons (1995-00) with St. Louis before joining the Tennessee Titans, where he played from 2001-04.

Carter spent the past two seasons in Miami, where he recorded 11.5 sacks, 5.5 of which came in 2006.

It is not yet clear whether the Buccaneers are interested in signing Carter to play defensive end or defensive tackle.


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