The Buccaneers didn’t get left out of the free agent defensive end market.
According ti Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Bucs have agreed to a three-year, $21 million deal with Giants defensive end Robert Ayers, which includes $10.5 million in guarantees.
The Bucs were able to keep Ayers from continuing his Florida tour, as the Dolphins and Jaguars had expressed interest.
The 30-year-old Ayers had a career-high 9.0 sacks for the Giants last year, with 7.0 of them coming in the final five weeks of the season. The former Broncos first-rounder was displaced when the Giants blew the top out of the market for Olivier Vernon.