The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have just bolstered their front four with the addition of Derek Landri. The 6-2, 290-pound defensive tackle has agreed to terms on a two-year, $3.25 million contract with the Bucs, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reported Saturday.
Landri, 29, has appeared in 79 contests (23 starts) and registered a total of 121 tackles with 8.0 sacks in six seasons with three NFL teams—the Jacksonville Jaguars (2007-09), Carolina Panthers (2009-10) and Philadelphia Eagles (2011-12).
He recorded 18 tackles in 16 games (seven starts) and played 496 snaps for the Eagles in 2012 and graded out better as a pass rusher than run defender, according to Pro Football Focus.
The former Notre Dame product adds depth to Tampa Bay’s defensive line, which recently lost Roy Miller, along with Michael Bennett in free agency. Tampa Bay is still likely to pursue at least one defensive linemen in the early rounds in the upcoming 2013 NFL Draft.
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