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Buccaneers reach five-year deal with Anthony Collins

Barkevious Mingo, Anthony Collins

The Buccaneers continue to be active in free agency.

The club’s website reported Thursday that the team has reached a five-year contract agreement with Bengals offensive tackle Anthony Collins.

Collins (6-5, 315) has been one of the Bengals’ top reserve tackles for six seasons, starting 25 games in that span. He was No. 54 on PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100.

According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Buccaneers could now look to trade incumbent left tackle Donald Penn.

Were Penn available, it would add to the depth of a tackle market that has been thinned in free agency, with Collins one of the last major left tackle candidates to depart.

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12 Responses to “Buccaneers reach five-year deal with Anthony Collins”
  1. ramrod05 says: Mar 13, 2014 10:57 AM

    YES!!!

  2. pantherfan294 says: Mar 13, 2014 11:18 AM

    Was really hoping Carolina could sign this guy. Probably got more money in Tampa. Oh well, Greg Hardy is going to destroy this guy twice a year now.

  3. jm91rs says: Mar 13, 2014 11:19 AM

    He was on the Bengals for 6 years and started only 25 games? That should tell you everything you need to know.

  4. bucsmightbegood says: Mar 13, 2014 11:23 AM

    Lovie and Licht are doing it right!

  5. uglyglazers says: Mar 13, 2014 11:41 AM

    They cut Joseph and are moving Penn and replacing with a reserve player? I thought their running game and defense were their few bright spots last season. It is weird that those are the parts they are breaking apart.

  6. ajgreenhof says: Mar 13, 2014 11:42 AM

    The bucs got an awesome pass blocker and a pretty poor run blocker.

  7. bengalsucker says: Mar 13, 2014 11:48 AM

    They’re spending boat loads of cash this year. I seem to remember another team doing that recently and still failing. Hmmmm… Dolphins anyone? Spend all the money you want. Can’t buy a super bowl trophy.

  8. atkinsandgreenreignsupreme says: Mar 13, 2014 11:52 AM

    above avg pass pro avg run blocking….but overall good pick up… We will miss him but not like we did when Jon Joseph signed elsewhere…some good tackles are in the draft plus we have bulky knee Whitworth who really cant do well anymore against top DE’s…We will sign a young stud start Whit at LT plug in another guard and groom the rookie then start him and slide Whit inside once the rookie is ready…

  9. earpaniac says: Mar 13, 2014 1:11 PM

    I suppose Lovie needs players for his “offense is just to give my guys a rest on defense” strategy.

  10. junglerat524 says: Mar 13, 2014 1:22 PM

    Nice signing. Sad to see him go.

  11. mainbucsfan says: Mar 13, 2014 1:53 PM

    I don’t think we should have let go of Joseph he was our best run blocker, yeah this year he was coming off of an injury from the previous year but this season coming up,he would’ve improved vastly just like he’s going to be a pro bowler for another team. This Anthony Collins can pass protect but we are not going to be able to run the ball because I heard that he can’t run block. Why is lovey dismantling our best asset the offense of line? I’m not supporting him unless he completely turns this team around and takes us to the playoffs this season

  12. slick50ks says: Mar 13, 2014 3:06 PM

    Glad to see this keep him away from the hapless faiders.

    Their paper mache o-line will be fun times!

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