Buccaneers sign LB Joe

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed LB Leon Joe on Tuesday to address depth at the linebacker position.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday announced that they have signed LB Leon Joe.

Joe has played in 36 career games with one start as a member of the Arizona Cardinals (2004), Chicago Bears (2004-07) and Buffalo Bills (2007). His career numbers include 23 tackles and 42 special teams tackles.

He originally entered the league as a fourth-round (112th overall) selection by Chicago in the 2004 NFL Draft. Joe was claimed off waivers by the Buccaneers on August 28, 2007 before being released on September 2, 2007.

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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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