The Buccaneers recently waived RB Shaun Wilson which left an open spot on a 90 man roster needed to go into training camp next month. To fill that position, the Buccaneers signed veteran offensive lineman Josh LeRibeus as a center.
LeRibeus is a former Redskins third-round draft pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. The veteran lineman attended Mini-Camp for a tryout, earlier this year and caught the eye of the Buccaneers.
During his six-year career, he played in 28 games over four seasons with the Redskins, starting in 12 before heading to New Orleans for two seasons where he saw play in 22 games starting in three.
LeRibeus will back up the center position and he can play the guard positions as well if he can make the 53 man roster. He has had a history of issues with staying in football shape but is a solid plug and play piece if, God forbid, the injury bug rears its ugly face, and can be utilized as solid relief for the starting guards and center. The Bucs only have this year’s undrafted free agent rookie Nate Trewyn and Evan Smith, who is a guard who can play center, to back up Ryan Jensen.