Bucs Add P Langley, Waive WR Hooks and P Malecki

August 20 – Tampa Bay made three roster moves on Monday, claiming P Aron Langley off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars and releasing WR Margin Hooks and P Jason Malecki. In other news, former Bucs' DE Chidi Ahanotu signed a one-year contract with the St. Louis Rams.

The Buccaneers claimed P Aron Langley off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday afternoon. Langley, who was waived by Jacksonville on August 18, will join Tampa Bay for the second time in his career. Langley, who played collegiately at Wyoming, signed with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent on April 19, 1999. He also went to training camp with the Chicago Bears in 2000.

After Tampa Bay signed Langley, they released undrafted rookie WR Margin Hooks and P Jason Malecki. Hooks played in the preseason opener against Miami, but did not play against Cleveland.

Malecki, who was signed on August 1 after veteran P Mark Royals suffered a sprained MCL, punted six times and had an average of 40.0 yards per punt.

Former Bucs' DE Chidi Ahanotu, who Tampa Bay released this offseason, was signed to a one-year contract by the St. Louis Rams. The Buccaneers had released Ahanotu after singing free agent DE Simeon Rice

Ahanotu was drafted by the Buccaneers in the sixth round of the 1993 draft. He started 104 of the 113 games he played for Tampa Bay. Ahanotu is now the third ex-Buc player to follow former Bucs' linebackers' coach Lovie Smith out to St. Louis.

Smith, who left Tampa this offseason to become the Rams' new defensive coordinator, signed former Bucs' LB Don Davis and DT/DE Tyoka Jackson earlier this offseason.


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