September 29, 2023

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Robert Ayers’ 9-year career was not super impressive, but solid, to say the least!

Playing 120 games and starting in 59, he amassed 270 combined tackles, 195 of them being solo, 34.5 sacks, 12 passes defended,9 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries which one went for a score, 51 tackles for loss, and 108 hits on opposing QBs.

Despite struggling with injury, Robert Ayers started in 20 games for Tampa during his two seasons here, recording 8.5 sacks, 60 combined tackles, 3 forced fumbles, and 35 hits on the QB.

After leaving Tampa at the end of the 2017 season and handing in a 2 sack year, he did not get very much action on the open market, however, he was given an opportunity with the Detroit Lions, but was released the following day.

Although Robert Ayers was not a long-tenured Buc, he was a vital piece of the Buccaneers’ defensive line during the time he was here.

He officially announced his retirement on July 16, 2019.