After the big news on Friday that they have officially signed Tom Brady, the Bucs have started working on protecting their famous quarterback by reaching an agreement with offensive lineman Joe Haeg, per Adam Schefter.

And according to Ian Rapoport, it’s a one-year deal worth $2.3 million. 

The Bucs have had a trend of adding small school offensive lineman to their roster over the past couple of years, and that continues with Haeg, who played his college ball at North Dakota State.

Haeg is a four-year veteran who was a starter for the Indianapolis Colts in his first two years in the NFL and then moved to a backup role. Haeg is a versatile linemen that can play both offensive tackle and offensive guard. 

This provides good depth for the Bucs on the offensive line as Haeg can compete in training camp for the starting right tackle position. The Bucs will still be looking for an offensive tackle in the draft, but the addition of Haeg will push whoever his competition is, and in the event that someone on the line gets injured, he is a solid backup to put in place.

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TBREY13
1 year ago

Priority #1: protect TB12!

FLBoy84
1 year ago

Still have Brad Seaton on the roster as well to compete for a depth spot.

SenileSenior
1 year ago

Good start on upgrading our OL overall.

I do hope Dot gets to come have a shot at a playoff season and maybe a ring. Age is chasing him but he started from scratch, almost, to achieve what he has achieved.
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Dman
1 year ago

Like this signing. At minimum quality depth, at best competition for starting G with Cappa. Colts have great O line, no shame in being a back-up to those guys.
https://www.espn.com/nfl/player/_/id/2573103/joe-haeg

geno711
1 year ago

Joe Haeg – 35 starts for Indy in 4 seasons and total of 11 penalties given up. In 2018 Haeg had started the 1st three games at rt tackle before leaving with a right ankle injury that landed him on the IR for most of the rest of the season. In the draft in 2018 in the 2nd Round, Indy drafted Braden Smith who took over in 2018 at right tackle and has been the starter since. Haeg was a starter in 2016, 2017, and the 1st three games of 2018 but never got his starting job back in 2019.… Read more »

Spitfire
1 year ago

This right here, this is the kind of stuff we need to do along with adding another star or two. This is the kind of guy that if he doesn’t win a starting role he won’t be a reliability as a reserve. After starting for two years you know he’s hungry to find a spot again. Bring in guys like this, Bring in 2 or 3 in the Draft and undrafted post draft and put the best 5 guys out there, and if one of them goes down there’s not an open hole to Brady.

Bradenton BucFan
1 year ago

nice well done

toucan
1 year ago

Dotson may elect to play this year with a more promising season ahead.Jameis may find himself a backup to Brady.I have not read reports of him being courted by any team.His value is MUCH lower than the salary he is said to have spouted out as expecting.$30mill? Forget it Jamaeis.

toucan
1 year ago

Dotson may elect to play this year with a more promising season ahead.Jameis may find himself a backup to Brady.I have not read reports of him being courted by any team.His value is MUCH lower than the salary he is said to have spouted out as expecting.$30mill? Forget it Jameis.He has earned about $41mill in 5 years. He will not suffer too much with a cut in pay.

Alldaway 2.0
1 year ago

This is a good value signing. Competition at starting RT and starting RG while adding nicely needed depth as well.

matador
1 year ago

Good move Licht. Put us in a pickle with so little depth and questionable quality starters on OL. Need to make up for it by bringing in top flight trench talent, no projects like Cappa or reaches like Smith. We don’t have time for that.

If you get this right and load up talent in the trenches you’ll have a chance to make everyone forget the nightmare these last five years have been. If you don’t your prized possession won’t make it through the season and you’ll be out of a job. Do the right thing.