Space Coast Sports Hall of Famer Jamel Dean Re-Signs with Tampa Bay, Four-Year Deal Worth $52 Million
By ESPN.com // March 16, 2023
Dean snagged a top-two role in 2022, starting 15 games, finished with 2 interceptions and 8 pass breakups
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – After a flurry of salary cap-saving moves last week, the Buccaneers are re-signing one of their top free agents in cornerback Jamel Dean, who will stay in Tampa on a four-year deal worth $52 million, sources told ESPN.
Dean’s new contract comes on the heels of the Bucs restructuring contracts for defensive tackle Vita Vea, wide receiver Chris Godwin, cornerback Carlton Davis III, center Ryan Jensen, and receiver Russell Gage agreeing to take a pay cut.
Left tackle Donovan Smith, running back Leonard Fournette, and tight end Cameron Brate was also released.
These moves helped the Bucs clear the $55 million they were over the cap.
After three seasons of working his way into the mix in the Buccaneers’ secondary, Dean snagged a top-two role in 2022, starting 15 games while finishing with 2 interceptions and 8 pass breakups.
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ABOVE VIDEO: Former Cocoa Tiger, Current Tampa Bay Buccaneers DB Jamel Dean talks about his recent induction into the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame and his journey to the NFL on Space Coast Daily TV with Juan Rodriguez.
Dean was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 109 National Football League draft with the 94th overall pick.
2020 Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame: Cocoa Tigers Football’s Jamel Dean’s Tenacity, Accomplishments Earn Him Induction into Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame. (Video aired in 2020)
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