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Buccaneers want to give Demar Dotson an improved contract before 2015 season

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have started contract talks with Demar Dotson, according to Pewter Report. The right tackle missed voluntary workouts earlier this offseason in an effort to force the team to give him a new contract, but has not been absent for any mandatory workouts or training camp and switched agents last month.

According to Pewter Report, the Bucs agree with Dotson that he is underpaid after starting for three consecutive years on one of the cheapest veteran starting tackle contracts in the NFL. Pewter Report claims that Dotson signing a new contract will "likely happen" before the start of the season.

28 right tackles currently earn more per year than Dotson does, according to Over The Cap, and that's with Dotson being one of the best right tackles i the NFL over the past three years. Earlier this offseason, Pewter Report claimed that the Bucs had offered Dotson a contract to make him one of the top ten highest-paid right tackles in the NFL, though whether that's actually fair compensation given the quality of Dotson's play is debatable.