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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have continued their post-Derrick Brooks reclamation project by signing veteran linebacker Angelo Crowell.
The team announced the move earlier today.
Crowell, who spent his entire career with the Bills, was surprisingly placed on injured reserve last August after word broke that he needed knee surgery.  The prior year, Crowell was a team captain.
In 2007, Crowell had 140 tackles, and he was the only linebacker to register a safety, sack, interception, forced fumble, and fumble recovery.
According to our friends at Pewter Report, Crowell will compete for the starting job at strong side linebacker.
Safety Jermaine Phillips will compete for the starting gig on the weak side, the spot that Brooks held down for more than a decade.

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3 Responses to “BUCS SIGN CROWELL”
  1. Kouss says: Mar 18, 2009 6:04 PM

    Wow…the Bucs made a defensive signing???

  2. 4theloveofthegame says: Mar 18, 2009 6:57 PM

    Nice… the competition at the outside linebacker positions is going to be very interesting this year… This is going to be a defense based around physical, run stopping linebacking and the Bucs seem to have a nice group of young talent. With such a competition of young and eager linebackers, what the Bucs will probably get is a good rotation of fresh physical play from those spots.

  3. BUC_EM_DOWN says: Mar 19, 2009 6:01 PM

    I’m glad to see them pick up crowell! I am not sure about Flip competing for the Will linebacker spot. They should just re-sign D.B. for one more year, he has lost a step but is still better than most! Also all that he has done for this franchise, he should retire a Buccaneer! That was the only one of the releases that pissed me off! He is the model of what a NFL player should be, always putting the team before himself! Come on Raheem and Dom Win back some respect from the Real BUC fans and resign BROOKS!!!!!!!
    P.S. I want to thank D.Brooks for all the blood, sweat and tears he has shead for the BUCCANEERS! Players like D.B. are why I love Football!

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