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Bucs re-sign Gilberry to bolster defensive line

Published:   |   Updated: March 18, 2013 at 10:52 AM


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers addressed depth concerns on their defensive line Monday by re-signing Wallace Gilberry, who has registered 14 sacks in 53 NFL games.

To make room for Gilberry on the 53-man roster, the Bucs waived guard Julian Vandevelve.

Gilberry, 27, was originally signed as an unrestricted free agent from Kansas City in June before he was recently waived. He posted seven sacks for the Chiefs in 2010, including a three-sack effort against the Rams. Gilberry started 38 games at Alabama, where his 60.5 tackles for losses rank second in school history to Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Thomas.

Tampa Bay also finalized its eight-man practice squad heading into Sunday's regular-season opener against Carolina at Raymond James Stadium.

After releasing guard Brian Folkerts, the Bucs announced their practice squad: tackle Bradley Sowell, linebackers Jacob Cutera and J.K. Schaffer, tight end Drake Dunsmore, wide receivers Dale Moss and Bert Reed, quarterback Adam Weber and defensive end Markus White.