TAMPA — We were all waiting for it to be announced and it finally has.
No the Bucs haven’t bought a big time cornerback, but they have made a big time signing. They have managed to resign Offensive linemen Davin Joesph and Jeremy Trueblood to multi-year deals. Joseph broke the news via his Twitter account late Thursday night.
“It’s official!! I’m a Buccaneer!!”
Joseph’s is the larger of the two good for 7 years and $52.2 million, $19.5 million of which is guaranteed money. Trueblood’s is a two year deal.
The big payout for Joseph had been in the works since Joseph, Trueblood and their agents met with Bucs GM Mark Dominik last night.
Having the two back means the protection Josh Freeman was blessed with last year will not only get better but it will be in place for a long time, specifically in Joesph. LaGarrette Blount and (possibly) Cadillac Williams won’t be upset to have Joesph and Trueblood back either. The signing comes on the heels of Tampa Bay losing out on the Doug Free sweepstakes which the Dallas Cowboys won earlier today.
Tampa also signed punter Michael Koenen to a 6-year deal.
Stay tuned to Pewter Plank for all the latest free agent developments.