TAMPA, Fla., March 17 (UPI) -- Free agent linebacker Cato June Saturday signed a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
No terms were disclosed.
The 27-year-old June recorded a career-high 162 tackles, one sack, two forced fumbles and three interceptions last season while helping the Indianapolis Colts win the Super Bowl.
He was a sixth-round draft pick by Indianapolis in 2003 out of Michigan, and was a Pro Bowl selection in 2005.
June led Indianapolis in tackles in two of the past three seasons, and is the third player to leave the Super Bowl champions this off-season -- joining cornerback Nick Harper (Tennessee) and running back Dominic Rhodes (Oakland).
"Cato really wanted to stay there and I know how badly they wanted him," June's agent, Brian Mackler, told the Indianapolis Star. "It just didn't work out."
In 56 career games in the NFL, the 6-foot, 227-pound June has 362 tackles, 10 interceptions and two touchdowns.