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Buccaneers re-sign Bradley McDougald, Danny Lansanah and Mike Jenkins

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced that they've re-signed safety Bradley McDougald, linebacker Danny Lansanah and cornerback Mike Jenkins. Jenkins' re-signing was reported earlier today by Luke Easterling, while Lansanah's re-signing was reported a few days ago by Greg Auman.

Jenkins signed a one-year deal, while Lansanah and McDougald were tendered one-year contracts as exclusive rights free agents, which means the Bucs probably just gave them minimum deals. Lansanah and McDougald have no choice in the matter.

This gives the Bucs a few important starters on defense. Lovie Smith has been raving about McDougald for months, and he should take up the role of starting strong safety. Lansanah will at minimum grab the strongside linebacker spot after breaking out last year, but there's a chance he sticks at middle linebacker if the team doesn't find a better player at that position this offseason.

Jenkins should compete for a starting job at cornerback with Johnthan Banks opposite Alterraun Verner, who took a while to adjust to this defense but ended up playing well after a couple of games -- as did Banks, eventually.