*Buccaneers tackle Demar Dotson is an Alexandria native who played at Southern Mississippi.
*Tampa Bay guard Carl Nicks was a fifth round draft pick of the Saints in 2008 and played for the Black and Gold for four seasons, earning two Pro Bowl berths.
*Buccaneers lineback Jonathan Casillas played for the Saints from 2009-12, capturing a Super Bowl XLIV Championship as a rookie.
*Buccaneers wide receiver Russell Shepard played at Louisiana State University.
*Director of Player Development Fred McAfee played for Tampa Bay in 1999.
*Tampa Bay college scout Tony Kinkela served as director of football operations at Tulane University from 2006-08.
*Offensive assistant/wide receiver coach Carter Sheridan played defensive back at Florida A&M.
*Assistant secondary coach Andre Curtis, Tampa defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan and offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan served on the same staff with the New York Giants from 2007-08.
*Tight ends coach Terry Malone and Bill Sheridan served on the same Michigan coaching staff from 2002-04.
*Buccaneers secondary cornerbacks coach Tony Oden served on the Saints coaching staff from 2006-11.
*Wide receivers coach Henry Ellard was tutored by Tampa Bay senior offensive assistant Jimmy Raye in his first two NFL seasons with the L.A. Rams from 1983-84 and later in 1991.
*Offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael and Raye served on the same Washington coaching staff in 2001.
*Buccaneers pass rush specialist coach Bryan Cox finished his played career with the Saints in 2002.
*Defensive line coach Bill Johnson and Tampa Bay special assistant to head coach Butch Davis served on the same staff at the University of Miami (Fla.) in 1997.