The Buccaneers continue to shop the bargain basement, adding former USF standout and Jaguars defensive end George Selvie. Tampa Bay added former Eagles defensive tackle Derek Landri on Friday.
While Bucs fans were hoping for another big splash free agent signing, it appears that chance is water under the bridge at this point. In the meantime the Bucs are still scouring the bargain basement bin for players they hope can improve their defense.
According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, the Buccaneers are expected to sign former USF star defensive end George Selvie on Tuesday. While no one other than maybe some USF fans are jumping up and down, Selvie should compete for a roster spot help provide some depth along the defensive line.
Selvie had a monster career at USF as the school’s only two-time All American. Selvie set a Big East Conference record in 2007 with 31.5 tackles for loss and led the nation that season with 14.5 sacks.
Selvie, who is just 26, has 42 tackles in his three NFL seasons. Drafted in the seventh round by the Rams in 2010, the 6-2, 270-pounder also had a stint with Panthers and most of the last two with the Jaguars, notching three sacks over his career in the NFL.
With the addition of Selvie the Buccaneers now have Da’Quan Bowers, Adrian Clayborn, Daniel T’eo-Nesheim, Aaron Morgan, Ernest Owusu and Lazarius Levingston listed as defensive ends on the roster. Tampa Bay lost 2012’s sack leader Michael Bennett to the Seattle Seahawks in free agency last month.
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