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Buccaneers re-sign DT Sealver Siliga

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NFL: New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed defensive tackle Sealver Siliga, the massive 345 lbs. lineman who joined the Bucs at midseason last year. Siliga ended up playing about 11 defensive snaps per game as mostly a run defender.

Siliga fits defensive coordinator’s Mike Smith’s preference for bigger defensive linemen, and he can help replace Akeem Spence, who left for the Detroit Lions in free agency.

With Siliga, Baker, William Gholston and Robert Ayers the Bucs can put up an absolutely massive front four, and he makes it a little easier to line up in 3-4 alignments — something Smith is likely to want to start doing.

While Siliga adds some depth and rounds out a defensive tackle group of Gerald McCoy, Clinton McDonald, Chris Baker and Davonte Lambert, he’ll likely have to earn his roster spot — and he may get pushed out of one by a potential draft pick.