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March 28, 2012 @ 11:14 am
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Barber Signs One-Year Deal, Dotson Inked For Two

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The Buccaneers can now officially count Ronde Barber as a member of the 2012 squad, after the 15-year veteran signed a one-year deal Tampa Bay announced today. Backup OT Demar Dotson signed a two-year contract providing additional depth on the offensive line for Greg Schiano and his staff.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have officially re-signed CB Ronde Barber to a one-year contract and restricted free agent T Demar Dotson to a two-year contract.

Barber started in all 16 games for the Tampa Bay in 2011, recording 77 tackles, five tackles for loss, three interceptions, 11 passes defensed, one sack, one fumble recovery, one forced fumble and his first career safety. He has spent his entire 15-year career with the team, starting every game for the Buccaneers since Week 10 of the 1999 season, the longest active starting streak in the NFL. Barber has 43 career interceptions and 27 career sacks, making him the only player in NFL history to have 40 or more interceptions and 25 or more sacks in a career.

This past season, Dotson played in 13 games with the Buccaneers and made his first two starts as a pro, both coming as a second tight end. He originally entered the NFL with Tampa Bay as an undrafted free agent in 2009. In his three seasons, Dotson has played in 22 career games with the two starts.

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    I say we only Mo Claiborne IF Trent Richardson isn't available.
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    Very funny bucdiezeI90... Tiki definitely left the NFL with no fans. Barber should help groom a future pro bowler in Morris Claiborne! And when he can't cover just move him over to safety. Lets Go Bucs
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    We need to put at Ronde safety. With Aqib, Eric Wright, and IF we draft Alfonzo Dennard, we'll have a pretty bad *censored* secondary. Who Agrees?
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    Disagree. While Ronde has position flexibility, you don't take the greatest nickel/slot DB in NFL history and water down his impact by moving him to safety. He's perfect as a corner.
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    I believe that this eliminates Scot Reynolds thoughts about the Bucs drafting a OT in the 1st three rounds.
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    I hope Ronde would already be HOF ready. His effective longevity, Super Bowl ring, and impact on the game in the Original Tampa 2 should be enough. Too bad for him, that it was on a small market team that is the red headed step-child of the league.
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    I'm glad we resigned both of these guys. I like Dotson's physical potential and versatility.
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    I like seeing Dotson at tight end last season. Hope he gets more of a chance there...if he can catch a pass!!
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    Three sacks, two picks, and Watson not running his fumble back in for a TD = Hall of Fame. Go get it, Ronde.
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    Maybe he came back to financially support Tiki.
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