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Bucs Said to Be Front-Runner for OT Anthony Collins

Posted By Jenna Laine On March 10, 2014 @ 1:38 PM In Florida News,Insider - Bucs,Legacy,main feature,NFL | No Comments

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NFL free agency hasn’t officially begun yet, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers appear poised to land free agent offensive tackle Anthony Collins if he does not re-sign with the Cincinnati Bengals.

In addition to multiple reports linking Collins to the Bucs, a league source told Sports Talk Florida that Tampa Bay was, indeed, the favorite to land the former fourth-round pick out of Kansas, saying that it came down to a bidding war among teams vying for his services.

The Bucs are said to be offering between $6.5 million to $7 million [2], and have approximately $25 million in cap space, which is 11th-most in the league, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.

Teams can’t officially sign free agents until Tuesday at 4 p.m., but teams were permitted to contact representatives during the league’s three-day legal tampering period which began Saturday.

Collins, 28, started seven of 15 games for the Bengals last season and has 25 starts in his six-year career.

His arrival in Tampa could mean the end for starting left tackle Donald Penn, who is scheduled to earn $8 million in 2014 [3].

 

 

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[2] between $6.5 million to $7 million: http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/ravens-insider/bal-sources-ravens-maintaining-dialogue-with-eugene-monroe-still-hopeful-deal-could-be-reached-20140309,0,3032756.story

[3] scheduled to earn $8 million in 2014: http://www.sportstalkflorida.com/video-bucs-changes-start-at-offensive-line/

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