Tampa Bay has been one of the most active teams in free agency so far this year and didn't let the weekend get in the way of adding players as it was reported the Bucs signed former Browns guard Oniel Cousins to a new deal.
The free agency frenzy that began last Tuesday afternoon had mostly turned into a crawl for the Buccaneers since Friday, but just when you thought Lovie Smith and Jason Licht were catching up on sleep this weekend, it was announced on Sunday that the duo were still in their One Buc laboratory dialing agents and working out deals.
With the addition of Cleveland free agent Oniel Cousins it is clear that Smith and Licht’s priority coming into the offseason was to completely rework the offensive line.
Since last weekend the Buccaneers released offensive line starters Davin
Joseph and Donald Penn, signed Anthony Collins, Evan Dietrich-Smith and
Cousins, in addition to re-signing their own free agent guard Jamon
Cousins was a third-round draft picks by the Baltimore Ravens out of Texas El-Paso in 2008 and spent the last three seasons with the Browns as a part-time starter at guard. Over his six year career, Cousins has appeared in 59 games with none starts, including four last year in Cleveland. New Bucs offensive line coach George Warhop coached in Cleveland last year and obviously was familiar with Cousins.
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