Linebacker Dane Fletcher has become a surprising contributor for the New England Patriots over the last few seasons.
Although he probably hoped to cash in as a free agency, he still hasn’t been all that productive and had to settle for a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Jeff Howe of The Boston Herald first reported the deal.
Dane Fletcher has signed a one-year contract with the Buccaneers.
— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) March 16, 2014
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network provided a few details.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 16, 2014
Fletcher went undrafted out of Montana State in 2010, but quickly caught on with the Patriots, appearing in 13 games and making 23 tackles and 2.0 sacks in the 2010 season. Fletcher appeared in 10 games in 2011, but did not play in the 2012 season after being placed on injured reserve.
Last season, Fletcher made 26 tackles and 2.0 sacks in 15 games.