TAMPA, Fla, March 24 -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday signed unrestricted free agent safety Kenneth Gant to a three-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Gant, who spent his first five NFL seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, joins wide receiver Alvin Harper as the second former Cowboy to sign with the Buccaneers this month. Harper signed a four-year deal worth $10 million with the Buccaneers March 8. 'We tried to sign Kenny when he was a restricted free agent two years ago and we are happy to complete that task today,' said general manager Rich McKay. 'He is definitely an outstanding special teams player and he will add valuable depth to our defensive backfield.' The 27-year-old Gant, a native of Lakeland, Fla., played in all 16 games with Dallas in 1994. He served as a strongside linebacker in passing situations and was a standout on special teams. Gant totaled 15 tackles, one interception, four passes defensed and 15 special teams stops last season. Gant, a member of two Cowboys' Super Bowl championship teams, has played in 72 games and started six, posting seven career interceptions along with 134 tackles, three sacks and 31 passes defensed.