Barron Signs 5-year Contract With Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed first-round draft pick Mark Barron to a five-year contract.

The hard-hitting safety from Alabama was the seventh overall selection after helping the Crimson Tide win the BCS championship last season. He’s expected to become a starter for a team that allowed an NFL-high 494 points in 2011.

Barron was a two-time team captain at Alabama, where he appeared in every game over his final three seasons. The Crimson Tide led the nation in rushing, passing, scoring and total defense a year ago when Barron was a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, presented annually to the nation’s best defensive back.

The Bucs nnounced the signing Friday, a day after rookies reported for training camp. The first full-squad workout is July 27.

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

6 of the Best Ways to Spend Your Summer in Tampa BayTampa Bay is calling your name! Our beautiful area offers so much and this list is just a small segment of what Tampa Bay has in store for you this summer. Here are the best ways to spend your summer here in Tampa Bay.
Best Party Beaches Around Tampa BayIt's illegal to drink alcohol on most of Tampa Bay's beaches - unless you know about these next six locations.

Listen Live