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Report: Bucs to re-sign or franchise OT Smith

Updated: 13-02-2019 21:12 IST
Report: Bucs to re-sign or franchise OT Smith

Offensive tackle Donovan Smith has started all 64 games since the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted him in the second round in 2015. That streak won't end anytime soon if the Buccaneers can help it, according to a report Wednesday from the Tampa Bay Times.

The newspaper said the team will try to re-sign the 6-foot-6, 338-pound lineman before he becomes a free agent in March, or they will use the franchise tag. A long-term deal with Smith, 25, would likely average $12-$13 million per year, while the franchise tag for offensive linemen this year is projected to be around $14 million, according to the Times.

--Field Level Media