December 4, 2023

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Buccaneers Add Veteran Safety

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicked the tires on a couple of veteran safeties recently, but have only signed one so far, Darian Stewart.

The secondary has become reduced in numbers lately due to injury and Stewart will help strengthen the secondary.

The 9 -year veteran has seen his fair share of action since signing with the Rams in 2010 as an undrafted free agent out of South Carolina. The former Game Cock stayed on with the Rams for four seasons and mostly played the strong safety position, recording 1 interception for a touchdown, 18 pass defends, 3 forced fumbles, 2 fumbles recovered, 4 sacks, and 133 tackles in 53 games, 19 of which he started.

He moved on to Baltimore in 2014 where he played in all 16 games starting 14 recording 1 interception, 3 pass defends 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, and 56 tackles.

Moving on to Denver in 2015, he played in 61 games, starting 58, during 4 seasons, recording 9 interceptions, 24 pass defends, 2 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries, 1 sack, and 250 tackles.

He was selected to the 2016 Pro Bowl and is a Super Bowl 50 Champion. Over the course of his career, he’s played multiple positions in the secondary, SS, FS, and CB. If things work out, he will be a serious asset to the team.

He will help a seriously depleted secondary during Friday’s game against the Dolphins as the Bucs will be without a bunch of guys.