This Time It’s Real: Davin Joseph, Bucs Agree

July 28th, 2011

Despite a few outlets jumping the gun a bit — not that the outcome was unreasonable — this time it’s real:

Davin Joseph and the Bucs have agreed on a new contract.

Per Joe’s good friend, “The Big Dog,” Steve Duemig’s Twitter timeline, Joseph and the Bucs have a handshake deal that Joseph will sign Friday.

And what is the widely popular WDAE-AM 620 personality’s source you ask? Why Joseph himself.

The agreed upon deal, per Duemig (via Joseph) is seven years for a cool $53 million.

So much for the haters who claim Dominik blew off all winter in not preparing his team of accountants to meet a salary floor.

Com’on, people.

UPDATE: How quick was Duemig’s reporting? He made it public before Joseph himself had a chance to Twitter it.

UPDATE II: Jeremy Trueblood agreed to a two-year deal.

43 Responses to “This Time It’s Real: Davin Joseph, Bucs Agree”

  1. Brad Says:


  2. Brad Says:

    Still money to spend…

  3. Wienaman Says:

    WOOOOOOO Finally something to be happy about!!

  4. Fear The Glow Says:

    One less thing to worry about.

    Hey Joe, any word on Adam Hayward? I know hes not a superstar or anything but the guy is good on special teams and good depth. Also what about Tim Crowder?

  5. Joe Says:

    Fear The Glow:

    Both expected to be at One Buc Palace tomorrow.

  6. Oahubuc Says:

    Add to the true cost the fact that we apparently had to keep Trueblood.

  7. Anthony Says:

    Bucs sign Michael Koenen to 6yr deal too?

  8. Jampersands Says:

    True. I’m intrigued by Dominik’s pursuit of Doug Free…Does that mean he’ll try to sign a new RT, even if Trueblood comes back? Or was it Free or nobody?

    Let’s see a new, reasonable contract for Caddy next. If not him, try Addai.

  9. Wienaman Says:

    Doug Free got 8 mil a year, and you would think that if we were in a “bidding war” for him, we had to offer at least close to that much…Tyson Clabo signed for 5 mil a year, and signing him would have hurt a division rival; have to think that, unless Clabo gave a serious hometown discount, we are out of the RT running.

  10. DSZ Says:

    Thank God! We signed a punter!

    Hope we gave him around 10 million a year to cover all the money we aren’t spending on, you know, quality players.

  11. Brandon Says:

    Signing away Michael Koenen from the Falcons seems like a good idea. Five year contract, better than a two year contract given to Jack HaleyTrueblood.

  12. Jampersands Says:

    Like the logic, Wienaman. Still wish we had signed Clabo, but if keeping Trueblood keeps Joseph happy that’s fine.

    I, for one, am genuinely glad we signed a punter, and a good one at that. Notice he’s only 29: even with punters, Dominik won’t sign anyone over 30!

  13. Joe Says:

    My God, if people were as concerned for the national debt as they are Dominik spending money, there would be a balanced budget. LOL

  14. Brad Says:

    @Joe how do you get the big dog to allow one to follow him?

  15. Brandon Says:

    If you compare stats between Koenen and last year’s punter, Robert Malone, Malone had a better year in just about every category…plus, he’s 6 years younger.

  16. Joe Says:

    @Joe how do you get the big dog to allow one to follow him?

    Click the “request” button.

  17. Patrick Says:

    LMAO at least they’re spending money!

  18. Patrick Says:

    whenever they do spend money on free agents, it’s always a lot of money wasted on crappy players or players we don’t need. this is another example.

  19. Dan Says:

    last year we had a finnesse punter who couldnt punt over 40 yards consistently. we did need this.calm down patrick its going to be ok.

  20. Patrick Says:

    I take it back, this is a good signing. I didn’t know he was such a good punter. Hopefully this isn’t the only free agent we sign.

  21. Mauha Deeb Says:

    Punter was a need, clearly.

  22. Fernando Says:

    If we had a good punter we would have been in the playlets last year!! Good move.

  23. Dan Says:

    might have been in the playOFFS. woulda been hard to get into the playlets

    haha just teasing ya fernando

  24. Mauha Deeb Says:

    lol @ playlets

  25. Dan Says:

    i gotta find a better name than ‘dan’ haha

  26. Capt.Tim Says:

    Great! We resigned a 2nd string, Penalty loving RT. And a injury prone, underachieving( but hard working) guard who struggles in pass blocking. And paid slot to both.

    Not improvement.

  27. Mauha Deeb Says:

    @Capt Tim Come on, man! Our line was solid in 2008 before the whole blocking scheme change. Trueblood and Joseph both weren’t made for that.
    You are kinda starting to sound like Thomas.(I didn’t want to say it, but, it is what it is)
    Don’t go to the dark side, Capt Tim!

  28. Dan Says:

    at least Dom can say he ‘tried’ for another right tackle

  29. Kyle Says:

    If they aren’t going to make a big splash then sign ruud I belieive if he leaves it hurts the tezm

  30. Dan Says:

    i believe the choice isnt up to the buccaneers anymore they will probably wait for ruud to realize there is no where else to go and come crawling back.

  31. Capt.Tim Says:

    Mauha Deeb- lmao! I don’t see that happening, but I’ll be on the look out for symptoms! If I start missing Chucky and brucie, I’ll report for medical evaluation immediately!

    Actually, our offensive line has always been underachievers. I really believe( and the stats back me up), that our best o-line was at the end of last year, when Faine,Joseph, and Trueblpod were either benched or on I.R.

    Time will tell. But our backs were averaging anemic yards rushing thru the first half of the season.once the young guys were playing, all the Running backs yards per carry increased – most more than doubled!
    We’ll see how well we run the ball with our veteran ‘superstars’ back in the Lineup. Blount had his success without them. If they suck run locking again, We will have an expensive bench.

    At least we’ll have spent all of our money without signing any Evil FAs!

    Oh oh, just noticed Im wearing all black. This could be a bad sign. .

  32. Capt.Tim Says:

    When Blount was leaping over LBers, getting the majority of his 1000 yards. Trueblood was on the bench. Faine and Joseph were on IR.

    When those 3 were starting, Caddy was getting 2.3 yards per carry. When they were replaced, he averaged 5.5 yds per carry.

    I know there are other factors.- but Meybe not. Several sports magazines I have have called our O- line “the most underachieving unit in the NFL. ” the end of last was the first time our line Pass blocked and run blocked well for 5 games- all with new starters. In Dom we trust, but he must being seeing something no one else does

    Time will tell

  33. Eric Says:

    Ive noticed that all the home talent which is being heralded as critical to the team, and signed long term, were not drafted by our
    “rock star”.


    Meeting the salary floor is not an impressive accomplishment since the league requires it. We werent even close before the rules were re-implemented.

    But, hail to Dom and the Glazer boys!!!!

    getting more hilarious by the day.

  34. Gary Says:

    You cannot be serious Eric, pretty weak start on your part. Must be too early for you.

    Joseph is the ONLY legit building block we have from your boyfriend Chuckys reign. And he is above average but not great.

    Talib is the other guy, but we all know his issues.

    Its actually quite amazing to think that after all those years, this is all we have.

  35. k_bassuka Says:

    Not Trueblood! Damn what is Dom doing? The guy can’t block anything.

  36. Matt Says:

    @Eric: “Ive noticed that all the home talent which is being heralded as critical to the team, and signed long term, were not drafted by our
    “rock star”.”

    What an idiot. Maybe that’s because we don’t have to and ARE NOT ALLOWED TO sign those drafted in 2009 and 2010 to long-term contracts. Idiot.

  37. Capt.Tim Says:

    I like Trueblood and Joseph. Both are hard working, team guys. But so am I, and I’m not the best answer for starting RT. Joseph is starting to break down physically, and was never a good pass blocker. Trueblood is big strong, bad attitude guy. But he has slow feet, and gets bad leverage.he has already lost his starting job last year. He was cleared the last two games, but didn’t start

    If we are going to ” reward our own”. Then at least reward them for good play. Not for being out played by undrafted rookies! Sorry, I don’t like bring a storm crow this time of year, but a few things we’re doing feel like mistakes. And I’ve been in agreement with Team decissions for the last two years

  38. Jrock Says:

    SEVEN years?

  39. Jrock Says:

    For 53 Million?! What a steal! Sorry I hit submit by accident on the previous post!

    Man, our front office… I am thankful to be a Bucs fan.

  40. Dave Says:

    Dissappointed that Sproles signed with New Orleans and that Jonathan Joseph signed with Houston.

    Oh Well… there will be a couple tier 2-3 signings and those are usually the more efficient ones that make the difference when pluggin holes.

  41. Eric Says:

    More like tier 5-6.

    Down town Reggie Brown, that guard from the Panthers, the linebacker from Buffalo, etc.

    AKA cheap tomato cans.

    Same old story. At best mediocrity that looks better than the 09 total ineptitude.

    When is that dynasty starting?

  42. Shayne Says:

    Yes bucs! 2 key guys on our line, happy to see them back.

  43. Mauha Deeb Says:

    @Capt Tim stats do not back that up. I want you to go to PFF and look at the 2008 stats. Compare that to last years stats and it is more than clear that last year our line was awful regardless who was maning it.
    Sometimes I wonder if you just say things are fact to support your point without any support of those facts. What stats are you using?