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Bucs, Mark Barron strike a deal

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Greg Schiano wanted Mark Barron in camp, and Greg Schiano is getting Mark Barron in camp.

Per a league source with knowledge of the situation, the Buccaneers and Barron have agreed to terms.

The fully-guaranteed, four-year contract includes a signing bonus of $8.961 million and base salaries of $390,000 in 2012, $1.047 million in 2013, $1.705 million in 2014, and $2.362 million in 2014.

Most significantly, the deal has no offset language as to the guarantees.  Which means that, of the first nine picks in the draft, four players have avoided the offset term:  Colts quarterback Andrew Luck at No. 1, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III at No. 2, Barron at No. 7, and Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly at No. 9.

Three of those players are represented by CAA, which also has Browns running back Trent Richardson at No. 3 and USC tackle Matt Kalil at No. 4.

It’s safe to say that, with Barron having no offset language at No. 7, every player above him won’t (or at least shouldn’t) have it, leaving Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill at No. 8 as the only player who possibly will have the offset language forced into his deal.

Of course, the Jaguars may still try to put offset language or other protections into the contract of receiver Justin Blackmon at No. 5, given his post-draft DUI arrest.

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12 Responses to “Bucs, Mark Barron strike a deal”
  1. inthezone4 says: Jul 20, 2012 4:55 PM

    Going to be a great player for the Buc’s!

  2. pnthrz1 says: Jul 20, 2012 4:55 PM

    Cool, I want the Bucs to be at full strength when the Panthers beat them in the first game, by a FG. This rookie gets to prove himself in the NFC South, good luck with that. 🙂

  3. mazz87 says: Jul 20, 2012 4:57 PM

    Thank god. Get him on the field. They need him

  4. buccaneer4ever says: Jul 20, 2012 5:25 PM


  5. brutus9448 says: Jul 20, 2012 5:31 PM

    what the total amount of contract. I forgot my calculator

  6. onermedboxer says: Jul 20, 2012 8:40 PM

    Beginning of an awesome career in the Pewter and Red

  7. nattination says: Jul 20, 2012 11:56 PM

    14+ million. Just short of 14.5
    Try a little mental math. You know adding and such.

  8. magicbucs says: Jul 20, 2012 11:56 PM

    @ Pnthrz1….
    Hey I bet you didn’t know Carolina had a nfl football team til cam came to town. If you did I bet you didn’t show your colors til last season ended you bandwagon douche.

  9. derrickbrooks4president says: Jul 21, 2012 12:31 AM

    I suggest Cam stay behind his blocking. This dude is a sledgehammer. The Panthers owe us a spleen and Cam’s is the one we want.

  10. liner1900 says: Jul 21, 2012 1:33 AM

    baron wasn’t the #3 pick

  11. randallflagg52 says: Jul 21, 2012 3:22 AM

    If you’re going to pick a safety in the top 10 he better be the next Ed Reed. Mark Barron ain’t that, he was a massive reach.

  12. chattabuc says: Jul 22, 2012 6:42 PM

    Hey derrickbrooks4president, that is the funniest thing I have read in a while! LMAO! Go Bucs and Barron! Cam is a stud but it will be interesting to see what tue next few years hold — tough job. Go Bucs!

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