Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Bucs Add Center Josh LeRibeus

Tampa Bay used an open spot on its roster to sign C Josh LeRibeus, who started three games for the Saints last year and participated in the Bucs' mini-camp earlier this month.

New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Josh LeRibeus (61) during an NFL preseason football game against the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 in Carson, Calif. (Greg Trott via AP)

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have found a use for that open spot on their training camp roster. On Friday, the team signed seventh-year center Josh LeRibeus, a former third-round pick of the Washington Redskins who most recently played in New Orleans.

LeRibeus (6-2, 315) was one of five veteran players who took part in the Buccaneers' mini-camp in early June on tryout contracts. His signing pushes the roster back to its 90-man camp limit after the release of running back Shaun Wilson last week.

LeRibeus was selected 71st overall by the Redskins in 2012 and he played four seasons in Washington, appearing in 28 games with 12 starts. He was the primary starting center for the 2015 squad, which ranked 10th in the NFL in scoring offense and helped the team earn a wild card playoff berth.

After he was released in the final cuts in 2016, LeRibeus did not play in the NFL that season but signed a reserve/futures contract with the Saints the following January. In his two years in New Orleans, he played in 22 games, making three starts last year at left guard.

LeRibeus played his college ball at SMU.

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