Earlier today, the Bucs re-signed Keith Tandy to a two-year deal, according to Greg Auman. Now, the financial terms of the deal have not been released, but expect it to be either around a total of $3 to $4 mil.
Now, Tandy was the Buccaneers most consistent safety when he was given a chance to play. He is a good special teamer and usually comes in as the third safety. Do not forget Tandy brings solid depth and versatility to this defense by being able to play both corner spots and being able if needed to play as an outside corner. Now, with Chris Conte (expected to return) set to hit the open market, Tandy will have a chance to compete for one of the starting safety jobs and if he does not win the job, he will be a nice backup.
Finally, Tandy appeared in 14 games (2 starts) and racked up 38 total tackles, 1 sack, and 1 pass deflection last season. Now, the 27-year-old broke out back in the 2013 season under Schiano (who drafted him) when he registered 3 interceptions, 40 tackles, and 1 forced fumble in 16 games (5 starts). Tandy is a hidden gem waiting for his turn and he has a chance to cash in this season with new head coach Dirk Koetter and the man in charge of the defense in Mike Smith.
Note: Bruce Carter was cut today and saves the Buccaneers $4.25 mil over the next three seasons.