Linebacker Quincy Black agrees to five-year deal with Buccaneers

Clayborn, Bowers sign

Tampa - Headlining the done deal department over at One Buc today was the five-year agreement free-agent Linebacker Quincy Black came to with the Bucs worth around $29 million dollars.

Black will be able to sign the deal Friday before the teams first training camp practice.

As for today's signing of Adrian Clayborn and Da'Quan Bowers, here's the Bucs press release:

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have signed four of their 2011 NFL Draft selections to contracts, including their picks from the first three rounds.

The signees include first-round pick DE Adrian Clayborn, second-round pick DE Da'Quan Bowers, third-round pick LB Mason Foster and seventh-round pick TE Daniel Hardy.

Clayborn, who was chosen 20th overall in the first round of this year's NFL Draft, joins the Buccaneers after a standout college career at the University of Iowa, where he finished as a two-time team captain that started in 37 of 50 games played, including his last 30 consecutive games as a Hawkeye.

He recorded 192 tackles to go with 19.0 sacks, 37.5 tackles for loss, seven forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, eight passes defensed and 19 quarterback pressures.

In 2010, he earned consensus All-American honors (AFCA, Walter Camp, AP), was an All-Big Ten Conference first-team selection and finished the year as a finalist for the Ted Hendricks (Top Defensive End) and Rotary Lombardi (Top Defensive Lineman) Awards.

Clayborn also earned MVP honors at the 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl and served as a member of the Hawkeyes' Leadership Group during his sophomore, junior and senior years.

Bowers comes to Tampa Bay as the club's second-round (51st overall) selection.

A product of Clemson University, Bowers' three-year career saw him start 30 of 38 games, recording 150 tackles, 19.5 sacks, 46 tackles for loss, four passes defensed, 26 quarterback pressures, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and an interception.

He left his mark in the Clemson record books, establishing a school record by recording at least one sack in nine consecutive games during the 2010 season, where his 15.5 total sacks led the nation and also shattered the previous school record for single-season sacks.

He also finished with the eight-most career tackles for loss and ninth-most career sacks in Clemson history. In 2010, he became the first Tiger to garner the Nagurski (Top Defensive Player) and Hendricks trophies.

Like Clayborn, Bowers was awarded consensus All-American first-team honors in 2010, in addition to being named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year and earning All-ACC first-team honors.

Foster, a four-year starter and senior-year captain at the University of Washington, was the Buccaneers' third-round (84th overall) pick in 2011.

He started 41 of 50 games during his collegiate career, finishing with 378 career tackles, 38.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, 15 passes defensed, eight forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, one blocked kick, four interceptions-including one for a touchdown.

His 163 tackles in 2010 ranked first in the Pac-10 and second in the nation, and he was named the Defensive MVP of the 2010 Holiday Bowl.

He was also named first-team All-Pac-10 and earned All-American honors from (first-team), (first-team), the Associated Press (third-team) and (honorable mention) during his senior season.

Hardy was the Buccaneers seventh-round selection (238th overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft from the University of Idaho.

He recorded 80 receptions for 1,364 yards and six touchdowns during his career with the Vandals, and is the first player from the University of Idaho to be selected by the Buccaneers.

As a senior in 2010, he finished second among all of Idaho's receivers with 32 receptions for 545 yards and one touchdown, despite playing in only eight games due to a broken arm that forced him to miss the final five contests.

Hardy was also named second-team All-WAC and was a semifinalist for the 2010 Mackey Award, which honors the nation's top tight end.

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