Running back D.J. Ware won two Super Bowls in five seasons with the Giants. The Bucs would be thrilled if he adds to his ring collection in Tampa.
The Buccaneers have announced that they signed Ware on Saturday, a day after he was cut by the defending champs.
To make room for Ware, the Bucs released veteran cornerback Brandon McDonald. A fifth-round pick of the Browns in 2007, McDonald spent three years in Cleveland, split 2010 between Arizona and Detroit, and appeared in 13 games (no starts) last year for the Lions.
And if some other team signs McDonald, who was due to earn the minimum salary for his experience level of $700,000 in 2012, some other unsuspecting soul will be dumped by his current team.
Ware brings knowledge of and experience in offensive coordinator (and former Giants quarterbacks coach) Michael Sullivan’s offensive system. Ware could immediately vie for time as the team’s third-down tailback.