Bucs Lock Up RT Demar Dotson to a Three-Year Extension

Published: August 15th, 2016
By Buccaneers Gab

The Bucs locked up their longest tenured player Monday, signing right tackle Demar Dotson to a three-year contract extension, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Dotson, 30, was in the final year of a contract that would’ve paid him $1.75-million in 2016. Terms were not released but the new deal runs through 2019.

A former basketball player at Southern Mississippi, Dotson has been with the Bucs since 2009. He has appeared in 72 games with 52 starts in his career with Tampa Bay. Last season, he suffered a left knee injury in preseason, missing the first 10 games. But he reclaimed his starting job from Gosder Cherilus before the end of the season and has been one of the most consistent offensive linemen in camp.