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Bucs sign defensive end Evan Panfil

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The first tryout player the Bucs have signed from their rookie minicamp.

Purdue v Nebraska Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed defensive end Evan Panfil to fill the latest open roster spot that was created when they released longsnapper Dax Dellenbach, the team announced today.

Panfil was one of the tryout players in rookie minicamp this past weekend. He played his college football at Purdue, getting nine total sacks in 43 games. At 6’5”, 270 lbs. he’s a pretty good-sized defensive lineman, and his size suggests he’ll best fit at defensive end in a 4-3 alignment.

Panfil’s the only tryout player to sign with the Bucs so far. He actually has a decent shot at making the roster, given the team’s overall lack of depth at the defensive end position.

Plus, Panfil be going up against offensive lineman Kevin Pampile in training camp, who’s also from Purdue. That’ll make for so many terrible jokes on Hard Knocks, the Bucs just have to keep him around until at least the end of August.