According to a report from Greg Auman of The Athletic, The Bucs have re-signed reserve offensive tackle Josh Wells to a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum of $990,000. The contract includes a $137,000 signing bonus with $500,000 guaranteed.
Josh Wells gets a one-year deal to return to Bucs at the veteran minimum of $990,000, plus a $137,500 signing bonus. He has $500,000 guaranteed. A top backup tackle this past season.
Wells is back for a third season in Tampa Bay. The 30-year old tackle has started three games at offensive tackle over the past two seasons with the Bucs, including two at left tackle. Wells started for left tackle Donovan Smith in last year’s 31-27 win at Atlanta last year in Week 15. He also saw action for Smith at left tackle in the second half of Tampa Bay’s 47-7 win at Detroit.
Wells signed a one-year, veteran league minimum contract last year worth $910,000 in base salary that included a $25,000 signing bonus. As a result, his salary cap value in 2020 was only $770,000, which helped save Tampa Bay some cap space.
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