Buccaneers Sign Oniel Cousins

The Buccaneers have signed offensive guard Oniel Cousins to a one-year deal, tweets Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune. Cousins was drafted by the Ravens in the third round of the 2008 draft out of UTEP, and he never performed up to expectations.

Baltimore released him prior to the 2011 season, and he was claimed by the Browns several days later. He made just one start for Cleveland in 2011 and no starts in 2012, but he did start four games for the Browns in 2013. Although he has played right tackle in his career, Cousins will likely compete for time at right guard given the recent signing of Anthony Collins. Presumably, however, this is simply a depth signing for Tampa Bay.

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