Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Simeon Rice found a new team on Monday when he signed a contract with the Denver Broncos, according to several published reports.

Rice, 33, was released by the Buccaneers on July 26 after he failed a team physical and refused to restructure his contract, which called for him to earn a base salary of $7.25 million in 2007. He played in eight games and notched two sacks last year before being placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury that required surgery.

A former first-round pick with the Arizona Cardinals, Rice signed with the Bucs as a free agent in 2001 and has notched 121 career sacks. He has been replaced in Tampa Bay by rookie Gaines Adams, the fourth overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, and Patrick Chukwurah.

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