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Bios of new Bucs players

New Bucs free agents

MICHAEL JOHNSON

Defensive end

Age, ht./wt.: 27; 6-7, 270

College: Third-round pick in 2009, Georgia Tech

Stats: Had 3.5 sacks last season with two forced fumbles but had 11.5 sacks in 2012, earning a franchise tag from the Bengals.

CLINTON MCDONALD

Defensive tackle

Age, ht./wt.: 27; 6-2, 297

College: Seventh-round pick in 2009, Memphis

Stats: After getting cut before season, McDonald bounced back with 5.5 sacks in Seattle. Started in Super Bowl, had five tackles and a fumble recovery.

BRANDON MYERS

Tight end

Age, ht./wt.: 28; 6-3, 256

College: Sixth-round pick in 2009, Iowa

Stats: Eight touchdown catches in past two years, with 47 catches for 522 yards with Giants in 2013. His 79 catches with Oakland in 2012 ranked fourth among all NFL tight ends.

JAMON MEREDITH

Offensive lineman

Age, ht./wt.: 27; 6-5, 312

College: Fifth-round pick in 2009, South Carolina

Stats: Started 20 games for Bucs in past two years, filling in at both tackle and guard. Settled in with Tampa Bay after playing for four teams in 2010-11.

DANNY GORRER

Cornerback

Age, ht./wt.: 27; 6 feet, 180

College: Undrafted in 2009, Texas A&M

Stats: Had 10 tackles in seven games last year, limited by injury; had 11 tackles in 2012 with his only career interception.

ALTERRAUN VERNER

Cornerback

Age, ht./wt.: 25; 5-10, 187 pounds

College: Fourth-round pick in 2010, UCLA

Stats: Had five interceptions last year, has 11 in four-year career. Tied for NFL lead with 23 passes defended in 2013. Topped 100 tackles as a rookie in 2010.

Bios of new Bucs players 03/11/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 11:16pm]
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