October 1, 2022

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The Buccaneers sign Veteran Linebacker

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Dec 10, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Kenny Young (41) runs back an interception for a touchdown against the New England Patriots in the second quarter at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed LB Kenny Young to the team’s Practice Squad.

Although Young was signed to the practice squad, he should be elevated and see some playing time early, maybe even in Week 1. Todd Bowles is ready to get him acclimated and get him into some situations.

“He’s a good football player. He’s played some games in this league, quite a few. He’s started quite a few. We want to get him acclimated. He can run. He’s a run-and-hit guy and he has some tools that can help us in our scheme. So, we’ll try to get him acclimated and get him up to speed and see what he can do for us.”

Heading into his 5th season, Young has played multiple Linebacker positions during multiple stints on a stout Los Angeles Rams and Baltimore Ravens’ defense. He also started in 6 games for the Denver Broncos last season.

In total, Young has played in 59 games, starting in 25, recording 1 interception for 79 yards and a touchdown, 4 passes defended, 4 forced fumbles, 3 fumbles recovered, 195 combined tackles, and 5.5 sacks.

Young will fit in nicely with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, bringing solid depth and playoff experience.

The veteran Linebacker started in 13 games last season for the Broncos, the Ravens, and the Rams, recording 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, 2 sacks, 75 tackles, 6 tackles for a loss, and 2 hits on the quarterback.

He will be wearing the number 33.