"We're excited to add a player of Daryl's caliber to our defense," general manager Jason Licht said. "He's a smart, consistent linebacker who has performed at a very high level throughout his career. Daryl's combination of leadership and experience will serve us well."
It's fitting that Smith would finish his career in Tampa. He played under new defensive coordinator Mike Smith and linebackers coach Mark Duffner for years in Jacksonville, back when current Bucs coach Dirk Koetter was running the Jaguars offense.