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Buccaneers claim Brandon Magee off waivers

Brandon Magee is the latest addition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have claimed linebacker Brandon Magee off waivers. The former Arizona State prospect was cut by the Cleveland Browns this week and will presumably compete for a roster spot in Tampa.

Magee was an undrafted free agent in 2013, signed with the Dallas Cowboys after the draft who gave him a $70,000 signing bonus -- which didn't stop them from cutting him in final roster cuts. The Browns picked him up off waivers and he played in eight games as a special teamer last year.

Magee has a decent chance to stick around, given the lack of depth at the linebacker position. The only backup at linebacker who can be reasonably certain he'll stick on the roster is Dane Fletcher, who's competing for a starting position at middle linebacker. Magee will have to compete with Nate Askew, Ka'Lial Glaud, Jeremy Grable, Danny Lansanah and Damaso Munoz for a roster spot.

The Bucs still had an open roster spot after cutting cornerback D.J. Moore, so they did not have to make room on the roster for Magee. The Bucs also placed DE Ronald Talley on the Active/Non-Football Injury list, which is probably an administrative move that means they're not liable for a diagnosed, pre-existing injury.