Moved into the starting line-up at strongside linebacker after four weeks of the season and remained there until being placed on IR in December. Came off the field in passing situations and hence missed out on some starts accordingly. Signed as a free agent in March 2013 having spent the previous four seasons with the New Orleans Saints. Had seven starts across those years and played in Super Bowl XLIV against Indianapolis. Made his first career start against the Bucs as a rookie in December 2009.