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Buccaneers and Antony Auclair agree to one-year deal

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Securing the tight end position entering a crucial year for the franchise

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While we wait to find out who will be playing quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020, the team is making some other smaller, yet significant moves.

Prior to the beginning of the ‘legal-tampering’ period, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reported the Bucs agreed to a new one-year deal with restricted free-agent tight end, Antony Auclair.

In late February, Buccaneers head coach commented on Auclair calling him one of the best blocking tight ends in the NFL, adding that he was a big part of their future plans. They also extended a one-year tender to tight end Tanner Hudson last week, meaning the Bucs currently have their top-four tight ends on the depth chart coming back for 2020.

Of course, questions surrounding the futures of O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate have been brought up all off-season, and now that the Bucs are set to bring back Hudson and Auclair, it certainly brings in the possibility one of the top-two tight ends in Tampa could be moved for the right compensation.

It’s not a big move on the national radar, but good news for the Bucs to bring back Auclair and Hudson, who have both shown a lot of potential in their more limited roles thus far.