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Bucs Add C Josh LeRiebus

It’s a move that makes complete sense after the recent news involving two of Tampa Bay’s guards.

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Shortly after ESPN’s Jenna Laine sent out a disappointing tweet regarding Tampa Bay Buccaneers right guard Alex Cappa’s development and Evan Smith’s injuries, the Bucs picked up an interior lineman off the wire.

And if you like to gamble, I’d ask Laine about some upcoming bets since she can obviously see into the future.

Bucs fans, meet center Josh LeRiebus.

LeRiebus is a seven-year vet that was originally drafted by the Washington Redskins in the third round (71st overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He has spent the last two seasons with the New Orleans Saints.

The former SMU star appeared in 28 games and started 12 of them for the Redskins over the span of four seasons. He was released in 2016 and was out of football for a year before joining the Saints in 2017.

He appeared in 22 games over two seasons with the Saints and started at left guard in 2018 before an ankle injury prematurely ended his season. That is a big deal for the Bucs, because it means that LeRiebus could possibly add depth to the right guard position, which is desperately needed with the recent news regarding Cappa and Smith.

LeRiebus drew praise from teammates and Saints coach Sean Payton about his ability to step in and play effectively.

Hopefully he can continue the momentum with the Bucs.