The Bucs are re-signing defensive lineman Pat O’Connor, Greg Auman of TheAthletic.com reports. The sides agreed to a one-year veteran salary benefit deal, which calls for a $1.08 million salary plus a $152,500 signing bonus.
The team earlier signed former Rams defensive tackle Greg Gaines to a one-year deal and re-signed linebacker Cam Gill to a one-year deal.
O’Connor is a core special teams player, with his 1,115 special teams snaps the most on the team. He has 20 total tackles and 1.5 sacks.
The Lions made him a seventh-round selection in 2017, but they waived him in mid-September of his rookie season. The Bucs added him to their practice squad a week later, and he has made a home in Tampa.
O’Connor has played 57 games in his six seasons, including all 17 last season.