Report: A Deal! Bucs Ink Two-Career-Sack Tackle

March 14th, 2018

UPDATED: 12:04 p.m – Yes!!! Maybe.

The Bucs have a new defensive tackle, a run stuffer with two career sacks. Think Akeem Spence minus the pass rush skills.

The fresh meat is Beau Allen, per the Tampa Bay Times. He comes fresh off the Eagles roster. The 2014 seventh-round pick by the Eagles was a fixture on their roster as a rotational run stuffer since he joined the team.

Now he’ll be a Buccaneer, hopefully returning the run defense to what it was in 2016 and under Lovie Smith, before it fell into the crapper last season.

Per, Allen was a key cog and beat man Eliot Shorr-Parks was lobbying for the Eagles to keep him.

Allen played 423 snaps this season for the Eagles, only 70 less snaps than starter Timmy Jernigan, and not considerably less than the team’s best defensive tackle, Fletcher Cox (607).

The NFL’s 32-ranked defense probably just got better. So that’s a good thing.

For those wondering, the Super Bowl champion Eagles replaced Allen with veteran Ravens and Lions stud Haloti Ngata.

56 Responses to “Report: A Deal! Bucs Ink Two-Career-Sack Tackle”

  1. ZK Says:


  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We need players like this…..albeit not enough….I’ve heard some good things about this guy.

  3. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    As I said elsewhere, is it a good signing?

    I guess that depends on how you look at it. He’s not a big name. He’s not a sack master. What he is? Depth and a run stopper, which the Bucs struggled with last year (among many other things).

    I’m sure many here scoff at it, but he’s a good enough signing for now.

  4. Evolvingbucfan Says:

    This just in Bucs about to sign backup long snapper too…

  5. BetterBuccinBelieveIt Says:

    Updating an earlier post….Eagles will save $9 million against their cap by designating Vinny Curry a post-June 1 release or post-June 1 trade.

    Both of those can be realized after 4:00pm today, and they will carry a $2 million dead money hit until June 1.

    Keep an eye on it Buc faithful!

    Go Bucs!

  6. LakeLand Says:

    This is Jason Licht BIG, GIGANTIC free agency signing.

    I give Jason Licht an A+ in free agency

    He just nailed Mean Joe Greene 2.0

  7. Evolvingbucfan Says:

    Bucs are going crazy now!!!!!!! Lol

  8. Broy3434 Says:


    All locker room guys. Am I the only one who sess it. 2010- no big names 10 wins. As a family
    2016- no big signings. 9-7. As a family. Listen to pawloski’s intro man. Reminds you what a united locker room can do. We weren’t paying 15 a year for solder or trumaine. Add Jensen. Add the skins pass rusher and okafor. Add gains. And build through this draft. Move up for Chubb or sit back and watch Barkley fall the way the free agency is going.

  9. Marine Buc Says:

    Welcome to Tampa. Hopefully you can show your teammates what it takes to win a Super Bowl.

  10. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Fat Joe Dirt”

    Kobe Faker

  11. Greg Says:

    Jason Light has a history of signing and re-signing defensive line men who will never ever ever ever put pressure on the quarterback. It’s absolute insanity. Looks like he has not learned his lesson and will be fired soon. Just remembering the glory days of the buck in your defense when all four defense of Lyman and are back ups all had speed and were able to get to a quarterback. That’s how you help your secondary.

  12. pewterpirate99 Says:

    Typical joke signing by the joke team of the NFL. Great job Glazers and licht!!! LMFAO

  13. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Think Akeem Spence + 30 more LBs actually…

    Or Clinton McDonald + 40 more LBs…

    3-4 NT depth? Or just a big a4ss dude in general


    Yay.. A body…

  15. 813bucboi Says:

    big stick carriers huh!!!!!!!……

    looks like glazers are building depth for the next regime!!!!!!….

    no urgency….no excuse

    #NOEXCUSESIN2018!!!!!!…..GO BUCS!!!!!

  16. lambchop Says:

    I’m just happy they did anything at all to tweak that DL. I’m sure we’re not done either. We can use a run stuffer. He’s not being brought in as a starter for pass rush.

  17. lambchop Says:

    I bet he’ll keep his eyes on the ball and not jump off sides.

  18. MadMax Says:

    Lol, wow.

  19. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Just read he was originally drafted to play NT in a 3-4; but was scheme versatile / did well in 4-3 as well.

    PFF rated him as “average” for the year / much better than Baker’s grade. Then again he was playing on a line with a bunch of studs around him

  20. Joeypoppems Says:

    Its a depth signing. I wonder if this means Clint McDonald is out now

  21. Mitch Says:

    How about Beau being rated as the number 1 best run defender on the market. I think he will be a welcome addition to a team that was 23rd against the run last year. I am happy to have a durable super bowl winning contributor added to the team. Go Bucs!

  22. Richbucsfan Says:

    He may not make the team. What a joke. Seems like Licht is signing his own walking papers.

  23. Drew aka q Says:

    This is pathetic man

  24. Skywalker Says:

    I’m afraid for our team! It’s like I understand what’s going on tho. They are taking the slow safer route to improving. It could put us in a great position in a few years but they need to stop telling us they are focused on winning now cause it doesn’t seem like they want to win this upcoming season

  25. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Welcome to squad son. Happy to have you in the rotation.
    Hopefully U help fix this – putrid run defense.

  26. bucs_365 Says:

    This is one of the “doubles” Ira was talking about. This guy apparently is a very solid rotational player. If they draft Vita Vea, we should be stout up the gut, no matter who’s in the game. Also will be interesting to see how Stevie T is doing.

  27. R.O. Says:

    Not a surprise if you read other sources of Bucs info other than JBF.

  28. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Jason “Bargain Players” Licht strikes again

  29. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    It’s starting to look to me like the Glazers have told Licht not to spend big money this offseason in case Licht/Koetter are shown the door in 10 months.

  30. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Hypothetical phone call –

    Swaggy: Hello Beau, it’s me Swaggy

    Beau: Oh hello Swaggy

    Swaggy: Listen, I got a hot tip for you, I know your entering free agency.

    Beau: Yeah I am not sure what to do, just want to get paid.

    Swaggy: Okay look, sign with the Bucs, do one year instant millionaire.

    Beau: Like you just did, how was that?

    Swaggy: Are you kidding, hardly ever practiced, no one on the team ever called me out on it, half @$$ effort, old man Smitty and Hayes argued back and forth so much no one ever yelled at me.

    Beau: Yeah but isn’t McCoy the team captain? Is he a hard @$$?

    Swaggy: Softer than soft serve on the beach in mid July, come get this easy big money.

    Beau: Sounds great, I’ll have my agent call Licht. Thanks buddy

  31. DB55 Says:


    Real tears.

  32. Hodad Says:

    He’s got more playoff experience then our star McCoy! Yes, that’s how bad it is.

  33. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    bucs_365 Says:
    March 14th, 2018 at 12:35 pm
    This is one of the “doubles” Ira was talking about.


    This guy isn’t a double. He’s a bunt that doesn’t even get on base.

  34. gotbbucs Says:

    You have to win on 1st and 2nd down if you want to get into good pass rush situations.

  35. Bucsmissingsack Says:

    a #3 DT.. yes get excited Bucs fan! FFS..foh

  36. firethecannons Says:

    something anything

    Time to get Kong Suh in for an evaluation

  37. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    LMAO – Good one bruh

  38. Bucsfanman Says:

    Depth signing perhaps? Rotational guy? As long as he’s better than Baker, it’s an upgrade.

  39. Bucsfanman Says:

    If nothing else, at least his hair has a chance at making a sack. That’s a plus, right?!

  40. Eric Says:

    Why is everyone so down? He will do just fine on our practice squad. After all that is what he was signed for right?

  41. lambchop Says:

    Julius Peppers staying with Panthers.

  42. denjoe Says:

    This season is all about the SCRUBS! I didn’t know there was a strike!

  43. SteveK Says:

    Happy to have Allen over Baker.

    Now cut Sweezy!

  44. Dapostman Says:

    Brad Culpepper part II.

  45. Rod Munch Says:

    Three 3rd rate players = one 1st rate player! We all know that. Now we get two more scrubs and it’s just like landing a big name.

  46. TeddyTB Says:

    LMAO ghostofschiano you got new dying. This is probably exactly how it goes down. Question what’s some options for a new GM???

  47. TeddyTB Says:

    It’s gonna hurt to see our own John Lynch turn around the 49era in only 2 years

  48. Pickgrin Says:

    at least he plays DL… That’s something.

  49. Brad Says:


  50. Sunny Says:


    Were u the one who record the mark D phone call too


  51. Walter Says:


  52. joestang Says:


  53. DB55 Says:

    Can’t even sign this bum he chose Buffalo. Lololol.

    Tier 4 FAs

  54. Mike Johnson Says:

    A 2 sack career tackle. Yep…We’s superbowl bound!

  55. ATrain Says:


    Prefect Post!!!!!

    Low rent Bench players

    Please that’s about as exciting as an Eskimo coming home with a bag of ice

  56. aussieBucfan Says:

    Well at least if people on the team need to move house we have somebody to lift the heavy stuff..