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NFL Cuts: Bucs Claim Julian Vandervelde Off Waivers from Eagles

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have claimed offensive lineman Julian Vandervelde off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles, according to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun.

Tampa Bay did not have to waive any players to make room for Vandervelde on their roster.

Vandervelde, an offensive guard, played his college ball at the University of Iowa. He was a Second Team All-Big Ten player in 2010, as well as a four-time Academic All-Big Ten player. Vandervelde was drafted by the Eagles in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He appeared in just one game last season.

The news comes on the heels of two-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman Davin Joseph suffering a season-ending left patellar tendon injury. Joseph has underwent surgery Tuesday and was placed on the injured reserve list.

In his absence, the Bucs had been searching for some offensive line help, and it appears that Vandervelde fits the bill. Vandervelde is more likely to provide line depth than start.

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