The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that the team has signed defensive tackle Jerel Worthy and waived (injured) linebacker Shaheed Salmon.
Worthy (6-2, 300) comes to Tampa Bay after playing with the Buffalo Bills during the past three seasons (2015-17). Originally a second-round pick (51st overall) of the Green Bay Packers in the 2012 NFL Draft, Worthy spent 2012-13 with Green Bay before being traded to the New England Patriots during the 2014 preseason. He spent time with New England, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Detroit Lions before being signed to the Bills’ practice squad and then elevated to the active roster.
In his career, Worthy has played in 36 career games, with four starts, recording 32 tackles (six for loss), 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble. A native of Huber Heights, Ohio, Worthy played collegiately at Michigan State.
Report comes courtesy of the Buccaneers Communications Department.