The Buccaneers have reached a contract agreement with former Eagles defensive tackle Derek Landri. The former Notre Dame star was selected by the Jaguars in the 2007 draft and has also played in Carolina.
PewterReport.com can confirm an earlier report on Saturday that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reached terms on a contract for former Eagles defensive lineman Derek Landri. The deal is reportedly a two-year, $3.25 million contract.
The Buccaneers lost free agent nose tackle Roy Miller earlier this month in free agency to the Jacksonville Jaguars (two years, $3.85 million). Sources say the Buccaneers did not pursue Miller due to wanting more push from the interior of the defensive line, something that Miller and Gary Gibson were unable to provide, as neither recorded a sack in 2012.
Landri also failed to produce a sack in 2012, but does have eight career QB takedowns in his seven NFL seasons, including two in 2011 and three with the Panthers in 2010.
Landri recorded 18 tackles in 2012 with Philadelphia, playing in all 16 games, and starting seven. The 6-2, 290-pound former Notre Dame standout was selected in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Jaguars. After two seasons is Jacksonville Landri was waived and claimed by Carolina spending 2009-2010 with the Panthers. The Eagles signed Landri as an unrestricted free agent in 2011.
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