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Tampa Bay Buccaneers sign Curtis Lofton from division rival Atlanta Falcons

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It appears that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have drawn first blood in the NFC South division as reports say they have just agreed to a contract with former Atlanta Falcons middle linebacker Curtis Lofton.

No details have been given on the money and years, but the signing would suggest that Tampa Bay wants him as a three-down linebacker in new defensive coordinator Mike Nolans’ defense.

Lofton’s signing likely signals the end of Mason Foster, and finally addresses what as been a major weakness in the middle of the Buccaneers defense.

In four seasons with the Atlanta Falcons Lofton has totaled 492 tackles, 4 sacks, 15 pass deflections, 3 interceptions, and 7 forced fumbles.

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