The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to bolster their defense with former Philadelphia Eagles players.
Defensive end Vinny Curry, who was released Friday by the salary-cap strapped Eagles, agreed to a three-year deal with the Buccaneers, a source involved with the contract told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Saturday. The three-year deal includes a base value of $23 million with $11 million in guarantees, according to Rapoport. He has a chance to make up to $27 million.
The list of highest-paid positional players doesn’t always reflect the best talent but rather the leverage those players had at that time. A weak free-agent crop and 2018 draft class meant a massive payday for New York Giants signee Nate Solder. The former New England Patriots left tackle will make $15.5 million per year, which is $2.25 million more than the next highest-paid tackle.
Solder secured his bag as the Giants, Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns were desperate to find a competent left tackle. While New York isn’t going to get an All-Pro performer for its extravagant signing, it can now rest easier with Ereck Flowers possibly moving to the right side. That peace of mind is worth paying Solder a little more.
This offseason was always going to be about fixing what’s wrong with an offense that finished 32nd last year, particularly an offensive line in need of an overhaul.
With one trade for Cordy Glenn, they opened up the ability to fix those problems Jerseys China by solving the most pressing. Suddenly the whole line looks more promising and easily fixable.
Then there was the re-signing of Tyler Eifert. It’s a risk, undeniably, but the market came back to the Bengals with the one-year, incentive-heavy deal and both sides are good for Great Cheap Jerseys each other if the tight end can find a way to stay healthy.
For sure, nobody can be happier than Andy Dalton, who got back one of his favorite targets and added a top-tier blindside protector.