Today, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers extended their right tackle Demar Dotson to a three-year deal, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. He is going to receive $16.5 mil in his new deal, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. He was entering his final season on his contract.
Quietly, he is actually one of the better right tackles in the league, but gets no credit for his work, well now he is getting the money he deserves.
In addition, Dotson has started 52 games since 2011. The 30-year-old tackle joined the Bucs back in 2009 as an undrafted free agent making the switch from defensive tackle to right tackle. His size, strength, and footwork allowed him to make that transition to the offensive line. The Buccaneers will never regret making that move.
Finally, the Buccaneers have their offensive line locked up other than the center position. This is a smart move by Jason Licht, the team’s general manager, as they locked up a potential Pro-Bowl right tackle.