Will Allen re-signs on 1-year contract

Published: February 28th, 2009
By Bucs Beat

S Will Allen didn't remain a free agent for long. The team has re-signed the veteran backup to a one-year contract that will pay about $1.83-million but has a maximum value of $2.35-million.

Allen lost his starting job in 2007 but has been a key reserve and was the Bucs' special-teams captain in 2008.

With starting SS Jermaine Phillips still unsigned, the Bucs certainly need depth at the position. Even if Phillips is re-signed, Allen is a big contributor on special teams, which makes him valuable.