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Former Ravens star Daryl Smith has agreed to terms with the Bucs, the team announced Friday morning. The new contract is for one year, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source involved in the deal.Cheap China Jerseys.”We’re excited to add a player of Daryl’s caliber to our defense,” general manager Jason Licht said. “He’s a smart, consistent linebacker who has performed at a very high level throughout his career. Daryl’s combination of leadership and experience will serve us well.”Smith, 34, has started 172-of-174 regular season games in his career. He ranks fourth among active players in total tackles and is one of only four active players to record at least 30 sacks and 10 interceptions (Karlos Dansby, Julius Peppers, Lawrence Timmons).The Ravens released Smith earlier this month, reflecting a decline in his play as he reaches his mid-thirties. He had been a Pro Bowl-caliber inside linebacker in his first two seasons with Baltimore.Smith is expected to start at strongside linebacker after the Buccaneers released Bruce Carter and declined to tender a contract to Danny Lansanah.Elite Daryl Smith Jerseys.
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Bucs general manager Jason Licht and his scouting department had been watching Beckwith the last two years. They also had insight from his former teammate, Bucs starting middle linebacker Kwon Alexander, and saw a strong track record of LSU linebackers in the NFC South.Baltimore Ravens Jerseys China.That made them comfortable not only drafting Beckwith, but trading back into the third round to select him despite the injury.”We’re very confident he’s going to be ready this season — [it] could be July that he’s ready to go,” Licht said.Beckwith added, “[The recovery] is going really good. I’m feeling pretty good right now. I’m just trying to do a good job of following the trainers’ lead.”Official training camp dates have not been announced yet, but it will be sometime around the end of July. The expectation there is that he’ll compete with Devante Bond for the strongside linebacker role, replacing veteran Daryl Smith.While Beckwith played middle linebacker as a three-year starter in college, he welcomes the change.”It’s definitely a switch, but I’ll line up and play anywhere,” Beckwith said.Mens Daryl Smith Jerseys.”If that’s what they want me to do, I’ll do it. … I’m a competitor. I’m willing to work and really willing to compete for that job.”Alexander also had to make a change when he got to the next level. He played outside at LSU and moved inside when he was drafted by the Bucs.