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Bucs pull one from scrap pile

Other than his age, John McCargo seems to fit the profile of the Buccaneers. Perhaps that’s why they signed the defensive tackle on Saturday.

Well, that and the fact Brian Price and Roy Miller have been dealing with injuries and the team waived E.J. Wilson. There’s immediate need at the position and McCargo is worth a shot.

At 28, he’s a little old for what the Bucs typically look for. But he’s similar to a lot of their recent finds in that he comes with some questions. A first-round pick in Buffalo in 2006, McCargo never panned out.

But the Bucs have had good luck taking chances on players other teams didn’t want (see Ted Larsen, Tyrone McKenzie, LeGarrette Blount and Dezmon Briscoe). I’m sure McCargo’s contract is relatively minimal, so why not take a shot?