Buccaneers sign LBs Lehman, McCoy

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers added their third and fourth linebackers since free agency, announcing the signings of Detroit's Teddy Lehman and New Orleans' Matt McCoy.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially announced the signings of linebackers Teddy Lehman and Matt McCoy on Wednesday.

Lehman and McCoy represent the second and third linebackers signed this week, after the inking of Leon Joe on Monday. The Buccaneers also signed linebacker Antoine Cash last week.

Lehman played in 41 games with 16 starts in four seasons (2004-07) with the Detroit Lions. His career numbers include 165 tackles, one sack, two interceptions, three passes defensed, one fumble recovery, one forced fumble and 20 special teams tackles.

He originally entered the league as a second-round (37th overall) selection by Detroit in the 2004 NFL Draft.

McCoy played in 30 career games with 10 starts as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles (2005-07) and New Orleans Saints (2007). His career numbers include 85 tackles, two sacks, two passes defensed, three forced fumbles and 36 special teams tackles.

He originally entered the league as a second-round (63rd overall) selection by Philadelphia in the 2005 NFL Draft.

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