Bucs Bolster Secondary By Adding Veteran Safety

The Bucs aren’t executed including to their secondary this offseason. The most recent addition is former Falcons security and Cowboys linebacker Keanu Neal to a one-year deal. The Bucs introduced the signing on Wednesday.

After 5 seasons in Atlanta, Neal performed for Dallas final season, following former Falcons head coach Dan Quinn to the Cowboys. Whereas with the Falcons, the previous first-round choose in 2016 performed security. He had a pair of 100-tackles seasons to start out his profession in Atlanta and made the Professional Bowl in 2017. Neal missed practically all of 2018 and 2019 seasons attributable to accidents, however rebounded with a 100-tackle marketing campaign in 2020.

But, Dallas used him in a linebacker function in 2021. In 14 video games for the Cowboys, Neal began 5 and racked up 72 tackles.

After dropping Jordan Whitehead in free company, Tampa Bay introduced in Logan Ryan after he was reduce from the Giants. Ryan is projected to play extra of a hybrid free security, nickel cornerback function within the Bucs protection. So there was nonetheless a have to discover a true substitute for Whitehead at sturdy security.

Security has been a sizzling projection for the Bucs within the first spherical, together with Georgis’s Lewis Cine in Pewter Report’s newest Bucs 7-round mock draft. However with the addition of Neal it permits the Bucs to attend on the place. Ryan, Neal and Mike Edwards are all scheduled to be free brokers in 2023.


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