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Troy Nolan signs with Buccaneers

Posted: July 31, 2013 10:05 p.m.
Updated: July 31, 2013 10:05 p.m.

Former College of the Canyons player Troy Nolan (33), shown with the Houston Texans, signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday.

 

College of the Canyons product Troy Nolan is getting another chance to make an impression in the National Football League.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed the unrestricted free agent Monday, who is entering his fifth season in the NFL.

The Buccaneers were in need of added depth in the secondary after safety Ahmad Black injured his ankle over the weekend and rookie safety Nick Saenz was waived.

Nolan, also a safety, has spent the majority of his professional career with the Houston Texans, where he played from 2009-2011 after being drafted out of Arizona State University in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

The defensive back was a member of the College of the Canyons 2004 national championship team before leaving for Arizona State after the 2005 season.

Injuries have hampered Nolan over his career, forcing him to redshirt during his first season with the Sun Devils and again causing him to miss his first year in the NFL due to a wrist injury.

Nolan was cut by the Texans before the start of the 2012 regular season and ended up spending time with the Miami Dolphins, then later with Houston again, and finally with the Chicago Bears last season before becoming a free agent in March.

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