After signing five free agents out of the gate in the first 48 hours of being able to do so, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to bust out the checkbook and have just added a sixth free agent to their offseason haul.
While he was expected to sign on Tuesday, Anthony Collins has finally come to terms with the Buccaneers and agreed to a five-year contract.
Buccaneers announce agreement with OT Anthony Collins, who had other suitors.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 13, 2014
The Bucs have signed OT Anthony Collins.
— JennaLaineBucs (@JennaLaineBucs) March 13, 2014
Buccaneers reached agreement with former Bengals OT Anthony Collins. Could mean the end of Donald Penn in Tampa.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2014
Collins will be getting $30 million over the five years he’s slated to be in Tampa Bay, and that could signal the end of the overpriced Donald Penn. While Collins can play guard, the Bucs will likely use his signing as an opportunity to further purge slacking and high proved veterans from their roster.
It doesn’t guarantee an end for Penn, but it’s very likely that the outcome for the left tackle will not be positive.