Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign Linebacker

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers bolstered their depth behind star inside linebackers Devin White and Lavonte David today. Greg Auman of The Athletic reports the team signed linebacker Kenny Young to the practice squad:
Young provides a veteran presence to a linebacking corps that hasn't seen many snaps beyond starters White and David. Young started 13 games last year between his time on the Los Angeles Rams and Denver Broncos.
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Taken 122nd overall out of UCLA in the 2018 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens, Young has already seen regular-season action for three teams since entering the league. Pro Football Focus has graded him as a consistently below-average player over his career, but they're notoriously hard on inside linebackers; Bucs starter Devin White scored a brutal 36.2 last year. 

Young has been a key cog before on highly effective defenses, starting six games each on last year's  Broncos defense, which allowed the third-fewest points in the league, and 2020's Rams unit, which ranked first in points allowed and yards allowed. Should Young eventually make the 53-man roster for the Buccaneers, it will likely be strictly as a backup; he did not play a single snap on special teams in 2021.  

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