Former Cowboys linebacker Keanu Neal signs with Buccaneers, will move back to position of safety

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Wednesday that they have signed former Cowboys linebacker Keanu Neal.  Neal, a Pro Bowler in 2017, will move back to the position of safety, where he spent the first five seasons of his career with the Atlanta Falcons.

The 26-year-old Neal, who started in just five games for the Cowboys last season, finished with 72 tackles with two quarterback hits and a sack.  Last year was the first time Neal played a full season and didn’t finish with 100-plus tackles.

Neal will now be competing with Logan Ryan and Mike Edwards for the starting safety job alongside Antoine Winfield Jr. on the Buccaneers.  Ryan recorded a career-high 117 combined tackles, eight passes defensed and two forced fumbles for the New York Giants last year.

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