Restricted free agent Demar Dotson signs two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Apparently, Demar Dotson did not actually sign his restricted free agent tender yesterday, despite (possibly misinterpreted) reports to the contrary. Instead of signing his tender, Dotson signed a two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as the team just announced. This signing gives the Bucs more depth along the offensive line, and Dotson has the physical tools to develop into a quality NFL starter, but his lack of power in the running game and overall inexperience makes it unlikely he'll do so quickly.

It's interesting that the Bucs decided to extend Dotson for two years instead of just keeping him one season under the restricted free agent tender they had extended him. This could mean the Bucs are considering extending their other restricted and exclusive-rights free agents. Michael Bennett signed a restricted free agent tender worth around $2.7 million, while Legarrette Blount and Preston Parker were both offered exclusive-rights tenders worth $540,000. Kicker Connor Barth was given the franchise tag, but he was reportedly in talks with the team for a long-term deal before being franchised.

In addition, Ronde Barber officially signed a one-year deal today, although the two sides had agreed to terms last week.

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