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Bucs sign tackle Demar Dotson to a contract extension

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Demar Dotson is a rich man. But he remembers the journey that got him here. Dotson, a former basketball player at Southern Miss, did not play football in Pop Warner, or junior high, or high school. He played one year for South Miss, but that was on the defensive line. He was an undrafted free agent who caught on with the Tampa Bay Bucs. “Everything I have in life, I work for it,” Dotson said. “I came in as a…

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After last year, Bucs hope their offensive line can become a unit in a hurry

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The patchwork offensive line for the Tampa Bay Bucs still hopes to be improved on last year. If so, it will take players from different positions to make it so. Two are rookies. Two are second-year players who earned their reputations elsewhere. One is just off of an airplane. None of them have been here as long as head coach Lovie Smith, who enters his second season. Together, they are responsible for keeping rookie quarterback Jameis Winston upright. The Tampa…

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Bucs look to former Colt Gosder Cherilus to be their new right tackle

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The Bucs needed a new right tackle. Gosder Cherilus needed a place to start over. The sides found each other Monday afternoon when Cherilus agreed to a two-year contract to replace the injured DeMar Dotson on the Bucs’ roster. Just two seasons ago, Cherilus was the highest-paid right tackle in the league, signing a five-year, $34 million contract with Indianapolis. But injuries slowed Cherilus, and last season, he was ranked 70th of 84 eligible tackles by Pro Football Focus. The…

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Bucs’ offensive tackle DeMar Dotson suffers a sprained knee vs. Minnesota

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The much-discussed offensive line of the Tampa Bay Bucs, ravaged by opponents a year ago, is limping already. The line lost offensive tackle DeMar Dotson, who sprained a knee in the team’s preseason opening loss to the Minnesota Vikings Saturday night. Dotson wasn’t a star, but he was among the most steady offensive line performers for the Bucs last season. General manager Jason Licht says he was the team’s best offensive lineman. “Demar Dotson did go down with a knee…

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Holdouts should be a last resort in the world of negotiation

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Tackle Demar Dotson has a new agent, if not a new contract. The Tampa Bay Bucs are willing to strike a deal with linebacker Lavonte David. The Lightning is in the middle of a new deal with star Steven Stamkos. All of which brings up the question: Is it really a good idea for a player to hold out any more. Through the years, there have been players who have withheld service until the team comes up with more years,…

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Demar Dotson’s reason for ending holdout? He likes his money

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The reason that Demar Dotson ended his holdout with Tampa Bay Bucs was the same reason he started it. Money. Dotson, the starting right tackle, had held out of part of the Bucs’ OTAs. But he realize that a holdout was a good way to lose money, not just make it, he said. “I didn’t want to lose any money,” Dotson said from Bucs’ minicamp. “It’s like $100,000. I got some good advice that you don’t want to lose $100,000.…

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