The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced this morning that they have agreed to a new four-year deal with OL Jeremy Zuttah. The move insures that Zuttah will be reunited with his former college coach, Greg Schiano. Zuttah attended Rutgers University, Schiano was hired to become the Buccaneers head coach while he was the head coach of Rutgers University.
The financial details of this contract have yet to be released. This is a strong move for the Buccaneers, as Zuttah can play virtually every position on the offensive line. He will start the 2012 season as the teams left guard, playing alongside LT Donald Penn.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers now have to address the situation surrounding another of their key free agents, PK Conner Barth. It has been widely reported over the course of the last few days that the Buccaneers will apply the franchise tag to Barth if the two sides cannot work out a long-term deal. Tampa Bay has until 4pm EST to reach a deal with Barth or place the franchise tag on the place kicker.
Barth converted 93% of his field goal attempts in the 2011 NFL regular season.
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