Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas (29) and defensive tackle Clinton McDonald (69) celebrate during Super Bowl XLVIII againist the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium. The Seahawks defeated the Broncos 43-8. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign DT Clinton McDonald, TE Brandon Myers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers wasted absolutely no time in signing their first free agents of the offseason, adding defensive tackle Clinton McDonald (formerly of the Seahawks) and former Giants and Raiders tight end Brandon Myers.

Myers is a reliable pass catcher with a big frame, and spent the past two seasons in Oakland and New York hauling in four touchdowns per season and averaging over 10 yards per catch. He figures to provide a solid second option at the position alongside Tim Wright, as both are very capable pass catchers.

The 28-year-old’s deal is worth $4 million over two years, according to Adam Schefter.

Clinton McDonald is a defensive tackle fresh off of a Super Bowl victory with the Seattle Seahawks. McDonald is not a big bruiser, he’s only listed as a shade over 280 pounds, but he offers pass rushing potential from the interior.

McDonald, who is 27, finished 2013 with a strong grade on Pro Football Focus, mainly due to his pass rushing skills. He figures to add depth in the middle and add a disruptive force to the front line on passing downs. According to Schefter, his deal is worth $12 million over four years.

The Buccaneers missed out on the services of Dexter McCluster, however, as the speedy Largo native agreed to a deal with the Tennessee Titans, meaning the Buccaneers must look elsewhere to add to their receiving corps and return game.


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