Buccaneers reach deal with veteran pass-rusher Randy Gregory

TAMPA, Fla. — The Buccaneers agreed to terms with outside linebacker Randy Gregory on a one-year deal, the team announced Wednesday.

The move helps the Bucs fill a need at outside linebacker after the departure of Pro Bowler Shaquil Barrett — who was released in a salary-cap-saving move and later signed with the Miami Dolphins this offseason — but it doesn’t preclude Tampa Bay from drafting a player at the position, as well.

A second-round draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys out of Nebraska in 2015, Gregory finished last season with the San Francisco 49ers , who acquired him in a trade with the Denver Broncos . Between those two teams, Gregory registered 3.5 sacks, 20 combined tackles (14 solo), six tackles for a loss, 10 quarterback hits and a pass defended in 16 games (three starts).

In 2022 with the Broncos, Gregory recorded 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 12 combined tackles (seven solo), 2 tackles for a loss and 7 quarterback hits. Before his time with Denver, Gregory spent five seasons with the Cowboys, registering 16.5 sacks and 19 tackles for a loss.

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