Bucs Sign Torrin Tucker

Published: April 7th, 2006
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In an expected move, the Bucs signed tackle Torrin Tucker after the Dallas Cowboys passed him up by letting a Thursday night deadline pass without a matching offer.

Tucker started 13 games at right tackle in 2004 and 10 games at left tackle last year. Now he’s signed a $2.6 million deal with the Bucs where he’ll most likely play offensive lineman as a swing tackle for added depth.

He’ll earn a $100,000 roster bonus and a $1.2 million base salary this season with Tampa. Also since Tucker was not selected in the 2003 draft, the Bucs are not required to compensate the Cowboys.