With injuries hitting the Buccaneers hard along the defensive line, the team reportedly signed free-agent DT John McCargo on Saturday.
McCargo, a 6-2, 307-pound fifth-year veteran, was a first-round pick of the Bills in 2006. He was a major disappointment in Buffalo, starting one game in five seasons in Buffalo with 2½ sacks and one forced fumble in his career. He has played 16 games only once — in 2007.
The Bucs reportedly plan to use McCargo at a DT spot to replace E.J. Wilson, who was lost for the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon in the Bucs' 31-14 loss to the Patriots on Aug. 18.
Wilson, a second-year player out of North Carolina, was waived by the team with the hope that he would clear waivers and then get placed by the team on injured reserve.
Other Bucs DTs still nursing injuries include second-year pro Brian Price, who continues to recover from offseason surgery that re-attached his hamstrings to his pelvis, and Roy Miller has a slight MCL tear.