Buccaneers sign veteran safety Troy Nolan

Bob Levey

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers added some more competition to their secondary by signing Troy Nolan.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed veteran safety Troy Nolan, a 2010 seventh-round pick for the Houston Texans. He has appeared in 31 career games and started six of them, notching 1.5 sacks, 3 interceptions and 9 passes defensed in somewhat limited time.

Nolan's likely to compete with Keith Tandy, Ahmad Black and Cody Grimm for a roster spot. Tandy and Black are almost certain to make the roster, though, so it's hard to see Nolan making an impact. Still, it's a little more competition, and with the Buccaneers expected to make heavy use of three-safety sets on defense, perhaps there's room on the roster for Nolan.

To make room for Nolan, the Buccaneers waived recently signed offensive lineman Jeff Olson.

In addition, the team cleared DE Markus White to practice, taking him off the preseason Physically Unable to Perform list.

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