The Tampa Bay Buccaneers brought in veteran linebacker Daryl Smith for a visit on Thursday and did not let him leave. The team announced later in the evening they signed the 34-year-old linebacker, reportedly to a one-year deal.
Smith was with Baltimore the previous three seasons playing in all 48 games and recording 120-plus tackles each season.
Smith played for Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith during his time in Jacksonville. According to the Bucs, Smith played each linebacker position as a member of the Jaguars. He is projected to be placed at the strongside linebacker spot.
With the addition of Smith, the Buccaneers have now added a veteran presence to their linbacker, cornerback, and defensive line units in free agency.