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Trent Cole Visiting With Buccaneers

The former Pro Bowler was in Tampa on Thursday meeting with the Buccaneers.


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The Buccaneers are confirming that pass-rusher Trent Cole is visiting with the team on Thursday, March 5. Cole was released by the Eagles on March 4 after playing all 10 of his NFL seasons with the team.

Over the course of his career, Cole was named to the Pro Bowl twice – once in 2007 and again in 2009.

His 85.5 sacks are second on the Eagles' all-time list only to Hall-of-Famer Reggie White. He has 436 career tackles and has missed just five games in his professional career.

Cole made the transition from a 4-3 defensive end to a 3-4 outside linebacker in 2014 and performed, "better than expected," according to's Mark Eckel.

Tampa Tribune writer Roy Cummings suggests that Cole may be interested in moving back to defensive end.

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