Had a good four-year career with the Buccaneers playing mainly as a pass-rushing threat on third downs, although did see more starting action in 2006 when Simeon Rice was hurt. Was offered a lucrative free agent contract by his former DL coach Rod Marinelli in March 2007, and hence signed with the Lions when free agency began. Gained notoriety at the end of 2005 when he blocked a crucial fieldgoal against the Falcons, and then the following week, scored his first NFL touchdown on a sack and fumble return against New Orleans. Had seen more playing time in 2004 and started the final three games at left defensive end after Greg Spires switched to tackle. Was the Bucs' first actual draft pick in 2003 having traded their first round pick to the Raiders in return for coach Jon Gruden.