Buccaneers expected to sign George Selvie

Dilip Vishwanat

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to sign defensive end George Selvie on Tuesday, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Selvie is a local player, who played his college football with the University of South Florida Bulls. That's where Selvie blew up in 2007, racking up 14.5 sacks in a single season, but he couldn't replicate that total in any subsequent season, never topping six sacks. As a result he turned into a seventh-round pick for the St. Louis Rams in 2010.

Selvie's NFL career so far hasn't been very successful. He made it through just one season with the Rams, notching 1.5 sacks before being waived. He spent the subsequent three seasons with the Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars, managing another 1.5 sacks over 20 games. Selvie's production has been rather limited, and there's not much reason to believe he'll do much better with the Bucs.

Selvie's likely to just be camp body to compete for a fourth defensive end spot, but he does have the talent to turn into a quality player. The question is whether the Bucs can be the team that gets him to live up to his talent.

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