Akeem Spence was swaying back and forth, sweat dripping down his face after practice, when it came time to talk about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

It hit him in a personal place, one he used to call home.

"They're going to have to deal with this whole D-Line," he said, "Especially me. ... I want to go down there and spoil their party."

The party hasn't been exactly bumping this season for Spence's former team, which is 4-8 despite heavy playoff love after a busy offseason. That included moving on from Spence, the defensive tackle they drafted in the fourth round in 2013, who spent four years providing a push beside and behind Gerald McCoy, who wanted to stay in Tampa Bay when his rookie contract was up but they didn't bring him back.

Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter said on a teleconference that he couldn't remember what efforts his organization made to make it happen.

"If he don't remember, I don't remember," Spence said.