Another day, another member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2013 draft class under contract, and now that process is halfway complete.
On Tuesday, the Buccaneers announced the signing of
Tuesday’s announcement followed the Monday news that sixth-round running back
As with James and Means before him, Gholston has put the business end of his NFL entry behind him and can now focus on competing for a job in the Buccaneers’ lineup. Tampa Bay’s coaching staff believes the 6-7, 278-pound lineman can be a productive member of their rotation at defensive end, helping to improve a pass-rush that ranked near the bottom of the NFL’s sack chart in 2012.
As a Spartan, Gholston racked up 142 tackles, 10 sacks, 30 tackles for loss, 13 passes defensed and two forced fumbles over the course of three seasons and 36 games. The Detroit native was a second-team All-Big Ten pick by both the coaches and the media in 2011.