Bucs bring back pass-rush specialist Chukwurah

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

The other shoe on the trade of defensive end Marques Douglas has dropped. Shortly after sending Douglas to Baltimore, the Bucs re-signed defensive end Patrick Chukwurah to fill Douglas' roster spot.

Chukwurah was released in June, but now has a legitimate chance to stay on the roster as a pass-rush specialist. He originally was signed before the 2007 season, but had only 12 tackles and one sack after suffering a knee injury in the preseason.

Chukwurah previously played for Bucs assistant head coach Larry Coyer when Coyer was Denver's defensive coordinator. At 6-foot-1 and 250 pounds, Chukwurah doesn't have the size to be an every-down end, but he has good speed and could rotate in on passing downs.