Buccaneers Sign Former Giants DE Robert Ayers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are adding more defensive help this offseason. The team signed DE Robert Ayers away from the New York Giants Friday.

Ayers is getting a three-year, $21 million deal, according to Ian Rapoport. Ayers' contract includes $10.5 million in guaranteed money. 

The Bucs badly need pass rushing help, and Ayers will help provide that. Tampa Bay could still look to the draft for more help. He recorded a career-high 9.5 sacks last season. He's had at least five sacks for three straight seasons. 

The Giants' addition of Olivier Vernon and re-signing of Jason Pierre-Paul spelled the end of Ayers' time in New York. Miami beat out the Jaguars for Ayers. 

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