After signing Washington defensive tackle Chris Baker earlier today, the expectation of Bucs DT Akeem Spence being brought back as well became slim. 

Shortly after the announced signing of Baker, Spence posted this tweet, thanking his teammates, coaches and the organization for his time in Tampa Bay.

Following Spence’s post, it was made public that he will be headed to the Detroit Lions on a three-year, $10.5 million deal.

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4 years ago

A classy response from Akeem; I wish him the best. Three year $10.5 Million was a very good offer.

4 years ago

Best of luck to Akeem.

4 years ago

Good man. Good luck, Akeem.

I think we’ve scored an upgrade.

4 years ago

No big loss for Bucs. Average at best. Can’t blame a guy for taking more money for sure.

4 years ago

I appreciate Spence’s time with the Bucs and wish nothing but the best for him and his family.

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4 years ago

I 2nd the motion God speed A. Spence.