Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign Edge Rusher Randy Gregory

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are swapping one veteran pass rusher for another. According to Bleacher Report's Jordan Schultz, the Bucs are signing former Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, and San Francisco 49ers edge rusher Randy Gregory.

Gregory entered the league as the 60th overall pick of the Cowboys in the 2015 NFL Draft and was a hot commodity as recently as the 2022 offseason when he signed with the Broncos on a five-year, $70 million deal. That contract didn't work out for Gregory or the Broncos: he logged 3.0 sacks in 10 appearances over the 2022 and 2023 seasons before being traded to the 49ers last October.

Gregory was a modestly productive rotational edge rusher for the 49ers last year, compiling 2.5 sacks and 11 pressures over his 272 snaps. Still, it's difficult to imagine him reemerging as anything more but a depth piece. He's set to turn 32 this November, and he hasn't notched more than 6.0 sacks since the 2021 season.

Gregory will likely absorb some portion of the snaps opened up by the departure of longtime Bucs edge rusher Shaquil Barrett, whom the Bucs released in late February. He'll be a veteran compliment to a platoon of young pass rushers headlined by Joe Tryon-Shoyinka and Yaya Diaby.

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