Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially sign Joseph, Trueblood, Black and Restricted Free Agents

As 6 p.m. has passed, the free agency market is now officially open and unrestricted free agents can finally sign contracts. Quincy Black, Davin Joseph and Jeremy Trueblood all officially signed their contracts. Michael Koenen has not signed his contract yet, although that should not pose a problem. 

These four veteran unrestricted free agents cannot practice with the team until the new CBA is ratified by the NFLPA, which should be done by August 4. Until that time, they'll have to wait and do nothing. 

In addition, the Buccaneers reported that Connor Barth, Micheal Spurlock, Rudy Carpenter and Elbert Mack all signed their tenders, and they are expecting more players to sign their tenders soon. In addition to the four already named, the Buccaneers had extended tenders to restricted free agents Corey Lynch, James Lee and Frank Okam. They presumably also extended offers to exclusive-rights free agents Michael Bennett and Demar Dotson, as Rudy Carpenter was an exclusive-rights free agent. 

Of these players, only James Lee, the projected starter at right tackle, is likely to earn a longer-term contract extension.

UPDATE: James Lee just tweeted he signed. 

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bucs Nation

You must be a member of Bucs Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucs Nation. You should read them.

Join Bucs Nation

You must be a member of Bucs Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucs Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker