Buc's Sign Former Bull DE Tim Jones

Tampa, FL - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced the signing of former University of South Florida defensive end Tim Jones on Tuesday. Read on for all the details.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced the signing of University of South Florida DE Tim Jones on Tuesday. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Jones (6-2, 282), was originally invited to tryout at the rookie mini-camp for the Buccaneers in 2006 with Teammates Andre Hall and Terrence Royals, but wasn't offered a contract. Before signing with the Buc's, Jones played for the Amsterdam Admirals before the NFL Europa league folded this past June.


The former Bull Jones played for USF from 2001-2005, and graduated in May of '06 with a degree in interdisciplinary social science. He started as a tight end before moving to the defensive line in his sophomore year. Playing both defensive end and defensive tackle he finished his USF career with 122 tackles, 24.5 for a loss and 10.5 sacks.


USF Career

  • 2005 - South Florida: Played in all 12 games, recording 38 tackles, 24 of them solo, 8.5 tackles for-a- loss, 3 sacks, 3 passes defended, and 1 quarterback hurry on the season.
  • 2004 - South Florida: Utilized a red shirt season.
  • 2003 - South Florida: He finished with 48 tackles, including 13 for losses, and had 2.5 sacks, while starting in all 11 games at left end. In USF's first ever game against Army, he had a season-high seven tackles with a school-record five of those for losses. He also had two six-tackle efforts vs. TCU and vs. Nicholls State.
  • 2002 - South Florida: He started at tight end and caught two passes for 34 yards in season opener before moving to defensive end in Game three. He finished with five sacks, 27 total tackles, eight tackles for loss, and five sacks. He had two five-tackle games at Oklahoma, and vs. Memphis. He also registered two sacks against Memphis and Houston, giving him four sacks against C-USA opponents.
  • 2001 - South Florida: In his rookie season he saw action in all 11 games while starting in three. He caught four passes for 26 yards and a touchdown, and caught a two-point conversion. He also had nine tackles on special teams.

    KATHLEEN HIGH SCHOOL - He was first team all-region and second team all-state. Was Number one tight end and number 17 overall in the state of Florida, according to FloridaPrepFootball.com. In his senior season he was named both Offensive and Defensive MVP. He also played in Florida-Georgia All-Star Game, where he played both tight end and defensive end…. Had a broken leg in his junior season but still remained a highly recruited tight end in Florida, and opted for USF over Miami. He participated in track & field, where he finished fifth in the state in the discus.

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