TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed linebacker Adam Hayward to a three-year contract.
The team announced the deal with the unrestricted free agent on Monday.
Tampa Bay coach Raheem Morris said Hayward was probably the Bucs' special teams MVP last year.
In four seasons with the Buccaneers, Hayward has 58 kick-coverage tackles, including a team-best 20 in 2010.
To make room for Hayward on the 90-man training camp roster, the Buccaneers released rookie running back Deonte Jackson.