Oct 13, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Jonathan Casillas (left) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Adam Hayward (right) both walk off the field after losing to the Philadelphia Eagles 31-20 at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers make a couple linebacker moves


I had the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a serious contender for the NFC South before the regular season began.

With the additions of Dashon Goldson and Darrelle Revis, this defense was looking like one of the bests in the league. Then they had Josh Freeman, a young quarterback that I was very confident in turned out to be a bust for this organization.

Now they’ve struggled on both sides of the ball, their leadership has been questioned and they’ve been known to have a couple MRSA cases.

This Buccaneers team is now starting to turn things around with new starting quarterback Matt Glennon. The defense is playing a lot better and things are starting to brighten up despite their 3-9 record.

Their next game happens to be against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. At this point in the season, they’re just trying to finish out the year strong. But I’m sure they won’t complain if they pick up a top five draft pick in next years draft.

With Tampa getting ready to host Buffalo, this team has made a couple moves at the linebackers position.

They placed linebacker Jonathan Casillas on the injured reserve which ended his season and signed Danny Lansanah off the practice squad.

Casillas suffered a knee injury against the Carolina Panthers as his first season with the Buccaneers ends with him recording 34 tackles and one forced fumble. He appeared in 12 games and played 199 defensive snaps.

He’ll be a free agent in 2014.

With Casillas out for the year, the Buccaneers turn to Lansanah who has been on the practice squad for quite some time.

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