Tampa Bay Buccaneers Re-Sign Their Own

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Bucs tight end Cameron Brate celebrates his second-quarter touchdown against the Falcons. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Day one of the NFL’s legal tampering period has wrapped and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did not disappoint. 

Your Tampa Bay Buccaneers let the fans know what was most important to the organization on Monday by signing some of their own players.

Bucs Deal Cameron Brate

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tight End Cameron Brate was rewarded for his consistent play and overall ability as a tight end on Monday.

Brate signed a six year deal worth 40.8 million dollars with eighteen million guarteened. To me, this was a no brainer.

Head Coach Dirk Koetter has made Tampa’s offense run around a two tight end set that pays off handsomely when executed correctly.

Some fans will disagree with the signing due to the fact that the Buccaneers just drafted O.J. Howard the year before.

This is a good signing for two reasons. Brate has been one of the best red zone threat tight ends in the league the past two years.

Secondly, the Bucs are showing the organization that good players with good play will be rewarded. Reference back to the extension Mike Evans just received.

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35 Year Wonder

The Buccaneers also resigned corner back Brent Grimes to a one year deal worth up to ten million, which includes incentives.

Again, this needed to be done. The Bucs shaky secondary was one of my major concerns if Grimes did not return.

This should allow Grimes to mentor his replacement that could be found in the draft while also giving the Buccaneers an opportunity to have some depth at the position.

Smaller Transactions

Wide receiver Adam Humpheries had a second round tender placed on him worth a bit over 2.9 million.

Finally, the Buccaneers resigned line backer Adarius Glanton to a one year deal worth 790,000 with incentives to make just over a million.

There’s still many needed positions on this Tampa Bay Buccaneers team. The official start of the new league year and of Free Agency starts Wednesday.

What do you hope for the Bucs to do come Wednesday?


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