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Bucaneers re-sign Orie Lemon, yet again

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed linebacker Orie Lemon, who keeps bouncing on and off the active roster. They added him to the team to fill the spot opened up by Kwon Alexander's suspensions.

Lemon played ten games for the Bucs last season, including three starts, recording 17 tackles. He's primarily a special teamer, but can play as an outside linebacker in a pinch.

It's not yet clear how the Bucs are going to replace Alexander, but Lovie Smith has named Bruce Carter and Danny Lansanah as potential starters. Carter is still in the concussion protocol, though, and he has barely gotten onto the field this season despite being a fairly expensive free agent signing. He lost his job to Alexander in the preseason, and since then hasn't been able to beat out Lansanah for the strong side spot either. Meanwhile, Lansanah has been solid if largely unspectacular this season. Either player should be capable of filling the middle linebacker spot, though.