Bucs Sign Veteran DT Before The Draft

With lower than every week earlier than the 2022 NFL Draft, the Bucs have signed a veteran defensive sort out.

No, it wasn’t Ndamukong Suh.

Tampa Bay inked former Atlanta defensive sort out Deadrin Senat to a one-year deal. The transfer was first reported by The Athletic’s Greg Auman.

Senat was the Falcons’ third-round draft decide in 2018 and performed in 15 video games that season with two begins. The 6-foot, 305-pounder had 30 tackles and two tackles for loss throughout his rookie season. However he has solely seen motion in seven video games since.

Senat, who turns 28 in July, performed in two video games in 2019 and 5 video games in 2020. He notched 4 tackles and a fumble restoration through the 2020 season after which didn’t play in any respect final yr as he was on injured reserve.

Senat performed collegiately on the College of South Florida in Tampa. He notched 178 tackles, 23.5 tackles for loss and 7 sacks as a three-year starter for the Bulls. Six of these sacks got here throughout his senior yr. That bought him an invitation to the East-West Shrine Sport following the 2017 season.

Senat will compete for a reserve function on the Bucs depth chart in coaching camp. Defensive sort out stays a necessity regardless of his signing, and gained’t preclude Tampa Bay from drafting one subsequent week.


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