Former USF product George Selvie is expected to sign a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday per a report by Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times. Selvie, a seventh-round pick in the 2010 draft, has played defensive end with the St. Louis Rams, Carolina Panthers and most recently the Jacksonville Jaguars. Over his three seasons he has played in 36 games and registered a mere three sacks.
During Selvie’s 2007 sophomore season at USF, he led the nation with 31.5 tackles-for-a-loss and ranked second with his 14.5 sacks. He finished his college career with 29 sacks, 69.5 tackles-for-a-loss, and nine forced fumbles.
Selvie who was overshadowed at the end of his days at USF by Jason Pierre-Paul, has yet to put up the kind of numbers he produced in college with an NFL team, being used mainly in a backup role. He will have an uphill battle to make the roster. The Bucs placed a third-round tender on defensive end Daniel Te’o-nesheim in March, while letting Michael Bennett explore free agency and eventually sign with the Seahawks.
It is difficult to expect the Selvie signing to be anything more than the addition of another competitive body at camp to bolster a position that is marred with the legal troubles of Da’Quan Bowers and Adrian Clayborn’s rebuilt knee. At this point, it would be no surprise to see Mark Dominik select a defensive end in the draft.