Myers, Murphy Approached Bucs For New Deals

January 1st, 2015

Brandon Myers got some guaranteed cash for 2015

One nugget to come out of Tampa Bay’s ugly Sunday against the Saints was the revelation that tight end Brandon Myers and Louis Murphy approached the organization last week seeking new contracts.

General manager Jason Licht explained to Gene Deckerhoff on the game’s radio broadcast, and Joe talked money and motivation with Myers after the game.

Myers was set to earn $2.25 million in 2015, but there was no guaranteed cash involved. Myers went to the Bucs to say he wanted to work a new deal that would assure him another season in Tampa.

“Yeah, man, I just love the guys here, and the locker room and the organization,” Myers said.

Myers confirmed to Joe that his new contract includes a pay cut but guaranteed money for 2015.

“Yeah, one of those things. They wanted me here We wanted to work out a deal and we got it worked out,” Myers said. “Knowing that I’ll be here, it takes a lot off your mind.”

Myers, 29, quietly caught 22 balls in 14 games this season. He made six starts. At times, it seemed like de facto offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo didn’t know how to use him. Myers had hauled in 126 balls in 2012 and 2013, playing for the Raiders and Giants.

Joe asked Myers if he could tell fans one main thing that went wrong with the offense this season. He went right to the offensive coordinator card.

11 Responses to “Myers, Murphy Approached Bucs For New Deals”

  1. Bucs fan in Chicago Says:

    good news

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Like Lovie or not…..have confidence or not….there seems to be some harmony in the locker room….and that’s very good news. The team played hard until the end.
    A couple of draft picks….some changes with FAs…an OC….new Oline coach…
    Things can improve greatly.

  3. MGM4Life Says:

    Took a pay cut to stay…I like him more already. More money we can use to lure an O-lineman here.

  4. The Buc Realist Says:

    Has Lovie approached the Bucs for a pay cut? that would make all the losing a little more easier to take!

  5. Supersam Says:

    That’s pretty awesome:)

  6. ddneast Says:

    Reading stories like this must ruin your day BucRealist. It just confirms many of the substantiated stories on record about Lovie. Players like and respect hi masa coach.
    And you are rightTampabaybucfan

  7. ddneast Says:

    Despite the losing, the team never quit playing, unlike the mess we saw under Schiano last year.

  8. Brent Says:

    So Murphy is back next year too? I think these 2 guys provide decent depth. Mostly Murphy..

  9. LargoBuc Says:

    The one thing that has been overlooked in this 2-14 season is how this locker room has worked together and stood intact despite the loosing. Its a big difference from the divided, tense atmosphere Schiano led. If the team is unified and still believes the foundation Lovie has set despite the 14 losses then there should be some hope for this team come September.

  10. PRBucFan Says:

    Card? More like fact lol

  11. Joseph F. Says:

    The BUCCANEERS are moving in the right direction.I think this next season will be much better. With a real O.C. and a real francise Quarterback, some big changes on the o-line and a few tweeks on the defensive side. I truly believe this team is heading in the right direction. Between F.A. and the 2015 draft the BUCCANEERS could and should be good to go. My only fear is what Jason and Lovie will do with the number one pick in the draft, and for me it starts with Marcus Mariota. ” GO BUCCANEERS “…