Free agency won’t officially begin until Friday, but that’s not stopping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from bringing in free agents for visits.

The Buccaneers recently met with former New York Giants offensive tackle Luke Petitgout, according to

Petitgout, 30, was released by the Giants on Feb. 12. He originally entered the NFL as the 19th overall pick in the 1999 NFL Draft.

The 6-foot-6, 310-pound Petitgout started 106 of the 113 games he played in during his eight-year career with the Giants.

Petitgout is regarded as a versatile offensive lineman. He’s played at left guard and both tackle positions during his career. However, Petitgout has played exclusively at left tackle for the past five seasons.

Last season, Petitgout started the first nine games of the year before suffering a fractured fibula, which eventually ended his season when the Giants placed him on injured reserve in December.

According to’s report, Petitgout visited with the Buccaneers Wednesday and passed a physical as part of his trip to One Buccaneer Place.

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