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LB Zac Diles signs with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had just five linebackers on the roster after their initial roster cuts, but have now remedied that problem. The Bucs have agreed to terms with linebacker Zac Diles, according to his agent Brian Ayrault (h/t Brian McIntyre). Diles was a seventh-round pick with the Houston Texans in 2007 and has started 30 games over his career with Houston. He signed with the St. Louis Rams earlier this offseason, but was released with the final roster cuts. 

Zac Diles has likely been signed to shore  up linebacker depth, as the Bucs had only Dekoda Watson and Adam Hayward as backups before signing Diles. It seems unlikely that he will compete for a starting job, although if Mason Foster struggles as a middle linebacker there's always a chance he steps in. 

Zac Diles was previously coached by Raheem Morris in college, as the linebacker played for Kansas State in 2006 when Raheem Morris was the defensive coordinator for the Wildcats.