The newest signing as of earlier this week is safety Kentrell Brice. The Buccaneers added him on a one-year deal as well, and the numbers of the deal have not been released yet. However, it is hard to image the deal reaches over the $3 million mark.
After starting games over the past two seasons as a member of the Green Bay Packers, Brice brings some much-needed experience to the Tampa Bay secondary. He will be penciled in as the starter opposite Justin Evans, but competition could still be added as he could be a liability in coverage.
Brice has recorded one interception, six passes defended, one sack, and one tackle for loss from his safety position. However, an upgrade at the position is an upgrade, even if it is for a year or until more talent is added to the room and the third level of the Tampa Bay defense.
In 2018, Brice rated as a below average starter with a score of 51.0 according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required); not a high quality replacement in the secondary, but the Buccaneers will have to make do with what they have in the meantime. Brice adds experience and leadership to an otherwise inexperienced group of safeties and could prove as a valuable mentor in Tampa Bay.