The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed the third player from their 2014 NFL Draft class as Kevin Pamphile has inked a four-year deal.
The 6’5, 310lbs tackle, was drafted by the Bucs in the fifth round, 149th overall.
The former Purdue standout doesn’t appear to be in a position to start for the Bucs moving forward. Right tackle is occupied by Demar Dotson while free agent signing Anthony Collins will be manning the left tackle spot. However, Pamphile adds depth at a position where it was desperately needed.
It was rumoured after Pamphile was drafted that the Bucs may move him to guard, where there could be a chance for him to start, but Jason Licht dismissed that, saying that they want to try Pamphile as a tackle first and foremost.
"We'll experiment with that," Licht said of looking at Kevin Pamphile at guard. First look will be as swing tackle …
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The Bucs have already signed guard Kadeem Edwards and wide receiver Robert Herron to rookie deals.
After signing Pamphile, the Bucs still need to sign Mike Evans, Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Charles Sims, although that is expected to be a formality.
According to overthecap.com, Pamphile will receive a $195,000 signing bonus. The total worth of his four-year contract will be $2,418,500, with a salary cap hit of $469,625 coming in the first year.