Biermann worked out for the Bucs on Tuesday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The parade of players with ties to the current Bucs staff from their days in Atlanta continued with Biermann, whose visit was prompted by Tampa having lost defensive end Jacquies Smith to a torn ACL in the opener. Biermann played for current Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith from 2008-14 when the latter was Falcons head coach, and he amassed 21 sacks during that period. The 31-year-old was released by the Bills during final cuts in early September after an eight-year tenure in Atlanta that saw him amass 333 tackles (218 solo), 23.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a pair of interceptions. Although he wasn't signed following the workout, the veteran figures to remain within the team's sights for the foreseeable future.
Biermann was cut Friday, BuffaloBills.com reports.
Biermann has been in the league since 2008 and had the chance to offer a veteran presence to a young defense, but in the end the Bills ended up siding with youth in a number of cuts.
Biermann is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Bills, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Biermann adds a much-needed veteran presence at outside linebacker in wake of Buffalo's string of injuries to Manny Lawson (pectoral), Shaq Lawson (shoulder) and IK Enemkpali (knee). Now 30 years old, Biermann finished last season with 54 tackles, 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble for the Falcons.
Biermann tallied three total tackles in the Week 17 loss to the Saints.
Biermann finished the 2015 season with 55 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble. He was working on a one-year contract, and while he likely played well to earn another contract, there's no guarantee it will be with the Falcons.
The Falcons announced they've re-signed defensive end Kroy Biermann, who had 77 tackles, 4.5 sacks and a forced fumble last season. Terms were not released.
Biermann, 29, has spent his entire seven-year career in Atlanta, registering 277 tackles and 21 sacks. He has played a full 16-game season six times, including last year.
Falcons coach Mike Smith told 92.9 The Game in Atlanta that pass rusher Kroy Biermann will practice but have limited snaps. He'll also take a day off of practice every two days. Biermann is coming off of an Achilles injury.
Falcons defensive end Kroy Biermann, who tore his Achilles tendon in Week 2, has begun on-field work and is ahead of schedule in his rehab, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“We’re excited about his progress to this point," coach Mike Smith told the paper. "Kroy has been running on the field. When I say running, I mean he’s working on the field. So that’s a positive.”
Falcons coach Mike Smith announced Monday defensive end Kroy Biermann and fullback Bradie Ewing will both go on season-ending injured reserve after suffering injuries Sunday against the Rams. Biermann suffered a torn Achilles and Ewing a separated shoulder.
Falcons defensive lineman Kroy Biermann hopped off the field with an ankle injury late in the second quarter Week 2 against the Rams and was carted to the locker room. He had two solo tackles before leaving.
Falcons defensive lineman Kroy Biermann totaled one sack Week 15 vs. N.Y. Giants. It was his second sack in four games and fourth on the season.
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