Tampa Bay keeps its day rolling with another deal for a familiar face. The Buccaneers have signed TE Cameron Brate to a six-year, $41 million deal as reported by NFL Networks Tom Pelissero
The #Bucs have re-signed tight end Cameron Brate to a six-year, $41 million deal that includes $18M in guarantees, source said.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 12, 2018
The team guarantees Cameron Brate $18 million in the deal Pelissero adds. Brates has played his way to this deal from an undrafted free agent in 2014. He was playing on a one-year, $690,000 deal as an exclusive-rights free agent in 2017.
Brates has become a big part of the Bucs offense especially flexing his skills in the red zone. He has netted 128 receptions for 1,539 yards and 17 touchdowns in the last three seasons in Tampa. There was expected to be some interest in free agency but the team never let him get that far, getting the deal done early in the week.
The Buccaneers have had a busy morning bringing back their own guys. They signed Brent Grimes to a one-year deal to bring the vet CB back as well as Adrius Glanton whos coming off a broken leg. The team also recently gave star WR Mike Evans an extension.