The Bucs have placed second-round qualifying tenders on kicker Connor Barth and tackle James Lee, based on documents we have obtained. The likelihood of either player being signed to an offer sheet from one of the NFL’s 31 other clubs, seems unlikely at best, but stranger things have happened.
Barth, who spoke with Stephen Holder of the St. Pete Times stated he’s of the understanding, that being tagged with a second round tender comes with compensation in the neighborhood of $1.9 million. Barth was 23 of 28 on field goals last season.
Lee who replaced Jeremy Trueblood as the teams starting right tackle was also given a vote of confidence when the team placed a qualifying tender, that would result in them receiving a second-round pick in exchange for Lee, if they fail to match an offer.
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The lone player with less then four accrued seasons that the Bucs did not extend a qualifying offer, or a minimum tender to, was running back Kareem Huggins. Who finished last season on injured reserve.
The following list is of players with less then four accrued seasons and their tenders, if the Bucs failed to match an offer sheet.
- K, Connor Barth, second round tender
- T, James Lee, second round tender
- DT, Frank Okam, fifth round tender
- S, Corey Lynch, sixth round tender
- CB, Elbert Mack, right of first refusal
- WR, Micheal Spurlock, right of first refusal