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The Buccaneers have agreed to a contract with first round draft selection Mark Barron which pays the Alabama standout $14.65M over the next 4 years. (Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE)

Buccaneers, Mark Barron Agree to 4-Year, $14.65M Contract

After a short holdout, Mark Barron has agreed to a fully guaranteed four year, $14.65 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

It didn’t take too long for Barron to agree to terms, and with his deal done, he’ll be ready to attend Bucs training camp which opens next week.

The details of Barron’s contract are as follows:

SIGNING BONUS

$8.96M

2012

 $390,000

2013

$1.04M

2014

 $1.705M

2015

 $2.326M

Barron is expected to start as a rookie since the Buccaneers have no real safeties on roster. Ronde Barber, who’s played cornerback for the Bucs for the last 16 seasons, is switching to safety and will join Barron in the secondary.
Interesting to note is that that Bucs apparently don’t have a clause that would give Tampa salary relief if Barron is cut and signed by another team before his contract is up. But Tampa is expecting Barron to be a defensive centerpiece of the future so excluding the clause only shows the amount of faith that Greg Schiano and company have in Barron.
With the singing of Barron, the Buccaneers now have all of their 2012 draft selections signed.
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