Moved to a back-up role in 2011 and played in 10 games before being placed on injured reserve in December. Was inactive for the two games after the bye week. Did not record a sack and his whole contribution to the team was down on his first two Buccaneer seasons. Had started nine games at left end in 2010 including the final eight and recorded three sacks in the process, two of which came in the road win in Carolina. Originally signed as a free agent a week into the 2009 season having orignally been a second-round draft pick by the Broncos in 2007.