Played five seasons with the Bucs and missed only one start in that time. Primarily a run-stopper, he was never known for his pass-rushing skills and 2009 saw that proved to the hilt. Switched to the 3-technique position on arriving with the Buccaneers, having been more of a pass rusher in Minnesota. One-time star of the Viking defensive line who wound up in the Minnesota doghouse in 2004 and was declared inactive for several games. Had started 70 games in his NFL career and had 17 sacks before leaving Minneapolis.