Buccaneers, Wilkerson agree to deal

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City defensive end Jimmy Wilkerson have agreed to a two-year contract.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Jimmy Wilkerson.

Wilkerson's agent, Jody Branion, confirmed the agreement with Bucsblitz.com.

Wilkerson represents the second free-agent signing for the Buccaneers since the free agency period began at 12:01 a.m. on Friday.

Wilkerson (6-2, 290 pounds), a six-year veteran, played mostly as a backup for the Chiefs since being selected in the sixth round by the Chiefs in 2003.

He is considered a natural left defensive end, but is versatile enough to play every line position. Wilkerson will likely be given a shot to replace Kevin Carter and Greg Spires on the left side after both were released on Wednesday.

For his career, Wilkerson has 94 tackles and one sack.

Tampa Bay signed Saints center Jeff Faine to a $37.5 million contract on Friday and are believed to be negotiating with Bears tight end John Gilmore on a three-year contract.

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Matthew Postins covers the Buccaneers for BucsBlitz.com and the Charlotte Sun-Herald in Port Charlotte, Fla. An award-winning member of the Pro Football Writers Association, he appears frequently on Scot Brantley Show from 3-6 p.m. weekdays on WHBO 1470-AM in Tampa-Clearwater.

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