The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have claimed defensive tackle Sealver Siliga off waivers. The veteran was waived by the Seattle Seahawks.
Siliga was originally an undrafted free agent out of Utah in 2011, but has made a nice career for himself. He’s bounced around several teams, including the San Francisco 49ers, New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks.
Siliga has 5.5 career sacks in 30 games with 13 starts. With a massive 6’2”, 345 lbs. frame, Siliga is more of a run-stuffer and classic nose tackle than a pass-rusher. He has a whopping 89 career tackles, which is a lot for any defensive tackle, let alone one of his size. He’s not like any of the other defensive tackles on the team’s roster, who tend to be smaller and shiftier.
The Bucs waived undrafted rookie Channing Ward to make room for Siliga. Ward had played a bit early in the season, but quickly slid down the depth chart and wasn’t able to hang on to his roster spot.