Bucs take a flier on John McCargo

Scrambling to find some help for the interior of their defensive line, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have taken a flier on a former top pick.

The Bucs signed tackle John McCargo today, a day after placing Gerald McCoy, the third pick of the 2010 draft, on injured reserve with a torn right biceps, according to the St. Petersburg Times. McCoy suffered a torn left biceps last season.

McCargo was the 26th overall pick in 2006 by the Buffalo Bills. He never really panned out for them, and made just one start. But in Week 10, it’s hard to find quality help on the street. It would be surprising if the Bucs would entertain the idea of Albert Haynesworth, who was shipped out by the New England Patriots today. He might not be the kind of influence the franchise would want in a young locker room.

Tampa also added running back Nic Grigsby and defensive tackle Swanson Miller to the practice squad.

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