Schiano Man Casillas Re-SignsMarch 7th, 2014
The Bucs have confirmed they’re bringing back special teams ace/starting strongside linebacker Jonathan Casillas.
A Greg Schiano man from his high school days in New Jersey, Casillas won the starting gig from Dekoda Watson midway through last season before injuring his knee. It was never quite clear what was wrong with Casillas’ knee, and how it was treated, but it seems he’s healthy enough to earn the confidence of Lovie Smith.
Terms of the deal aren’t available yet, but Joe suspects sixth-year-man Casillas got backup money, which means subtract $1 million from the Bucs’ $19 million in available cap space. Hopefully, he will now stop yearning for all things New Orleans.