BUCCANEERS SIGN S J.J. WILCOX; RE-SIGN DT SEALVER SILIGA
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that the team has signed unrestricted free agent safety J.J. Wilcox from the Dallas Cowboys and re-signed defensive tackle Sealver Siliga (pronounced: silver suh-LING-uh).
Wilcox (6-0, 212) originally entered the league as a third-round pick (80th overall) of the Dallas Cowboys in the 2013 NFL Draft. He has started 38-of-58 regular season games played for the Cowboys over the past four seasons (2013-16), totaling 196 tackles, 15 passes defensed, five interceptions, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles.
A native of Cairo, Georgia, Wilcox played collegiately at Georgia Southern.
Siliga (6-2, 345) joined Tampa Bay last season after being claimed off of waiver from Seattle. In 2016, he played in four games for Seattle and six games for Tampa Bay, recording 10 tackles and one sack. Siliga originally entered the league as a college free agent out of Utah with the San Francisco 49ers in 2011. In his NFL career, he has played for the Buccaneers, Seahawks, Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots. The West Jordan, Utah, native has played in 36 career games, with 13 starts, totaling 94 tackles, nine for loss, 6.5 sacks and one forced fumble.