Buccaneers come to terms with OL Joseph, Trueblood

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 2:42 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Buccaneers stood true to their commitment to keep their young talent, agreeing to re-sign OL Davin Joseph and Jeremy Trueblood.

Joseph wrote on his Twitter late Thursday, "It's official, I'm a Buccaneer."

According to NFL Network, the Buccaneers agreed to sign Joseph to a seven-year deal and Trueblood to a two-year contract.

The signings will become official on Friday afternoon.

Trueblood played in 14 games with seven starts last season after starting all 16 games each of the previous three seasons. Joseph started 11 games in 2010 and has 67 career starts with the Bucs. He made it to the Pro Bowl in 2008.

The way we see it

The Bucs' top priority in free agency was re-signing Joseph, and he had said that the way the team handled deals with Trueblood and MLB Barrett Ruud would affect his decision.

Trueblood did lose his starting job last season, but he could compete to start at right tackle.