Saturday, March 16, 2013
Contract numbers for the new Buccaneers
By Pat Yasinskas
I’ve got the details on the contracts of two free agents recently signed by the Bucs.
Receiver Kevin Ogletree got a two-year deal worth $2.6 million. Ogletree will make $750,000 in base salary this season. He also has a $250,000 roster bonus and a $250,000 workout bonus.
In 2014, Ogletree’s base salary rises to $1.35 million. Those numbers pretty much show the Bucs envision Ogletree as a third of fourth receiver and a return man.
The Bucs gave former New Orleans linebacker Jonathan Casillas a one-year deal worth $1.4 million. Casillas has a $1.1 million base salary with $200,000 of that guaranteed. He also has a $100,000 roster bonus, a $50,000 reporting bonus, and a $150,000 workout bonus.
Casillas is expected to have a shot to compete for the starting spot on the strong side after the Bucs released Quincy Black.