Going on a spree of one-year deals, the Buccaneers also signed former Green Bay Packers starting safety Brice to one as well. Brice has spent the only three seasons of his career to this point in Green Bay, and in 2019 was rewarded the chance to start at the third level of the Packers’ defense.
While his 2018 season was one that saw Brice followed by a nagging injury, he managed to start 10 games, appearing in 14 for the Packers. Throughout his three-year career, Brice has started 14 games, and appeared in 36 games total. Coming to Tampa Bay, Brice will again be given the opportunity to compete for the right to start at the safety position opposite Justin Evans.
Recording only one interception and six passes defended in his career, Brice has struggled with consistency to this point in his career, but given the influence of defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, Brice could turn things around in Tampa Bay after grading out as an abysmal 51.0 in 2018 according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required).
In a position group as young, inexperienced, and inconsistent as the Buccaneers’ safeties, adding a guy with at least some starting experience could not hurt the team in any way. Look for Brice to compete for a starting role for the Buccaneers in 2019 as well.