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Buccaneers sign DT Richard Clebert

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Christian Petersen

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made another offseason signing: they've added defensive tackle Richard Clebert to the roster, presumably under a futures contract. Clebert played his college football at South Florida and went undrafted in the NFL in 2008. His USF bio page notes that he was the team's strongest man in 2007, bench pressing 225 pounds 43 times and maxing out at 543 pounds. He had 10 tackles for loss, three sacks and a blocked field goal in his final year.

Clebert has spent the past couple of years with playing Arena Football, winning two Arena Football Championships in 2010 and 2011 with the Spokane Shock and Jacksonville Sharks, respectively. He's also spent some time with the Orlando Predators and the Tampa Bay Storm in the AFL, and has apparently also played in the CFL and the UFL. That's a lot of experience with a lot of different teams in a lot of leagues that aren't the NFL. Clebert's most likely just going to be a camp body, but there's always a small chance he works out and turns into a decent backup.