Bucs Come To Terms With DE George Selvie

The Buccaneers continue to add to their roster with the signing of defensive end George Selvie according to buccaneers.com.

This is a case of a player going home to the site of his greatest triumphs after finding little success in the NFL.

The 26-year-old Selvie was a two-time All-American at the University of South Florida, where he finished with 29 sacks and nine forced fumbles along with 69.5 tackles for loss while playing his home games in Raymond James Stadium. He was the Big East Defensive Player of the Year in 2007 but has never matched that level of production again in either college or the pros.

Selvie’s other claim to fame is that he played his senior year opposite a then little-known player by the name of Jason Pierre-Paul. While Paul was a first round draft pick for the New York Giants, Selvie was drafted in the 7th round in 2007 by the St. Louis Rams. He played in all 16 games as a reserve during his rookie season, contributing 1.5 sacks and 13 tackles, but was waived just prior to the 2011 season.

He was claimed off waivers by the Panthers and saw action in four games for Carolina before being released and then signed by Jacksonville in November. Last season, Selvie made the Jaguars’ regular-season roster and appeared in nine games, recording 10 tackles and one sack. He became a free agent after the Jags declined to make him an offer.

Selvie has the honor of coming home but will likely struggle to make the Bucs roster.


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