The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Wednesday that they have signed former Cowboys linebacker Keanu Neal. Neal, a Pro Bowler in 2017, will move back to the position of safety, where he spent the first five seasons of his career with the Atlanta Falcons.
The 26-year-old Neal, who started in just five games for the Cowboys last season, finished with 72 tackles with two quarterback hits and a sack. Last year was the first time Neal played a full season and didn’t finish with 100-plus tackles.
Neal will now be competing with Logan Ryan and Mike Edwards for the starting safety job alongside Antoine Winfield Jr. on the Buccaneers. Ryan recorded a career-high 117 combined tackles, eight passes defensed and two forced fumbles for the New York Giants last year.
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