The Buccaneers have announced a five-year extension for defensive end William Gholston.
The extension keeps Gholston, a fourth-round pick in 2013 and strong run defender, off of the free agent market when it opens Thursday.
Gholston, 25, started a career-high 14 games last season before missing the final two games due to injury. He tied career highs last season with three sacks and nine tackles for loss.
Gholston has played in 57 career games, starting 36. He has 10 career sacks and three career forced fumbles.