If you want to call it the icing on the cake, you can, but as of Thursday, the Bucs finally inked running back Ronald Jones and finalized their 2018 rookie draft class as official Buccaneers.

Per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Jones signed a four-year deal worth a total of $7.072-million, which included a signing bonus of $3.223 million.

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Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: [email protected]

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  1. I didnt realize second rounders got paid that much. Good for him.

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    • you think 1.77 mil a year is a lot?

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      • Yupp. The top 10 get paid like 1rd top 10 like a fraction of their wage

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  2. I hope Barber and Jones have a very good season.

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  3. wnbo395, I’m impressed. How much did u make last year.
    I was really sitting on pins and needles over this signing.

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  4. Professional athletes get paid well. So well, I wonder why they haven’t made a difference in their communities. Instead of protesting this or that, be thankful you aren’t in Cuba, getting paid nothing. Our system, our way of life, the sacrifices others have made to give athletes this opportunity to be wealthy beyond imagination is the source of their wealth. Nationwide there were about 300 blacks shot and killed by police. How many were justified? Who knows? But we do know, the murder rate among black on black is about 35/100,000. (Missouri is 60/100,00! Holy shit!) So, if there are, let’s say, 70 million blacks in America, that translates to about 24,000 blacks murdered by blacks in the nation. Kneel about THAT for God’s sake!!!!!! Why not get busy in these communities ravaged by this black on black violence? That violence contributes to police being a little quick on the draw , I suspect. I know I would be ready to throw down! If I think it’s a question of who is going home after an encounter, it is gonna be me. So, get involved in your community and do things that decrease the animus and violence in these urban areas. Oh well. On second thought, keep your pile of money, live in a fabulous mansion, drive super cars, wear expensive jewelry, marry sophisticated woman, live in upscale neighborhoods, do absolutely NOTHING to alleviate the extreme conditions that lead to this level of violence. Just relax next to your swimming pool on Mondays , drinking Pina Coladas, and don’t forget to kneel during the national anthem to protest how awful America has been to the black community. You and your teammates could provide swimming pools, youth centers, sports equipment, school tutors, school supplies, counselors, better transportation, clothing-for-work closets, shoes, bicycles and FOOD! How about doing something like THAT? Imagine 55 guys from the Bucs, all chipping in a tad..say $100,000 a piece a year. That’s $5.5 million!!!. You could make ALL that happen ….EASY. With 32 teams in NFL doing same that’s $176 million. Add in basketball players, hockey players and baseball players. Say $100 million per league. That is right at half a Billion dollars. Nationwide, about 20,000 blacks are murdered by blacks a year. Yeah…show your solidarity…meanwhile your brothers (and sisters) die at about 2 or 3 an hour every hour all day every day all year every year. Come on man. Your community needs you to do something about THAT! Also, vote for vouchers so kids can go to good schools. There could be an actual difference. This kneeling because of “police violence”. Well, cops are killed by civilians at about 60 a year. That’s not 300, but it ain’t chicken feed either. hurray for sports

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