Bucs Sign Tackle Jace Daniels

May 6th, 2013

Joe’s not big on small-time Bucs transactions, but this one is intriguing given the below average play (for a starter) of right tackle Demar Dotson last year and the fact that the Bucs didn’t draft an offensive lineman.

Per a small Michigan newspaper called The Mining Journal, the Bucs have signed tackle Jace Daniels out of this past weekend’s rookie minicamp.

The Buccaneers have not officially announced the signing of Daniels yet. With 90 players currently on the roster, the team will have to release someone to make room for Daniels.

The NMU senior 6-foot-4, 300-pound left tackle started all 11 games for NMU during his junior and senior years, earning All-GLIAC second-team honors in 2011 and first-team accolades in 2012.

If the Buccaneers decided not to keep Daniels after this weekend’s rookie camp, the 2009 Escanaba graduate also had an invite to the New York Giants’ rookie camp this week.

For those unfamiliar with Northern Michigan University, that’s Division II football in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Obviously, Daniels is a long shot for the Bucs roster, but perhaps the Bucs are confident stud offensive line coach Bob Bostad sees an opportunity to develop Daniels quickly. Per Daniels, the Bucs were communicating with him for weeks.

Interestingly, and likely relevant, Daniels’ college head coach, Chris Ostrowsky, was the 1998 high school coach of the year out of Newark, New Jersey, aka Greg Schiano country.

13 Responses to “Bucs Sign Tackle Jace Daniels”

  1. mike Says:

    I like this guy. He could be the next Jim pyne!

  2. Macabee Says:


    Add this one to your list of small time Buc transactions!


  3. Couch Fan Says:

    What is the GLIAC? Not sure I’ve heard of that conference.

  4. Couch Fan Says:

    Oh nvm. I see what it stands for now.

  5. Macabee Says:

    I’m sure I read his first name correctly, but it would be a little more comforting if his first name was Jack! Then right off the bat, I could relate to the guy!

  6. espo Says:

    Yeah I read Jack Daniels at first too. Glad I’m not the only one.

  7. Mr. Patrick Says:

    I think the Bucs realize that they have to start looking for and grooming the future replaceent for Donald Penn

  8. Mr. Patrick Says:

    Replacement (sorry)

  9. 4everBucsFan Says:

    Just another scrap heap prospect.

  10. 4everBucsFan Says:

    Dominik’s modus operandi says, here today, gone tomorrow, back next week, all the way up to the 53 man roster.

  11. Andrew 1 Says:

    I thought it was Jack at first too. lol. now that would be a cool name.

  12. robert Says:

    I love it!!!!!!

    looks like we’re not leaving any stone unturned!

  13. Macabee Says:

    I won’t one-up Joe here, but the mini-camp additions have been added. 5 added and 5 cut. I’m sure Joe will provide details!