Buccaneers Reach Deals With Joseph, Trueblood, Koenen

The Buccaneers have agreed to terms with guard Davin Joseph, offensive tackle Jeremy Trueblood, and free agent punter Michael Koenen, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

Schefter reports that Joseph will sign a seven-year deal, Trueblood a two-year deal, and Koenen will sign a six-year deal on Friday.

Joseph (6-foot-3, 313) has only played a full 16-game season twice in the five-year career, starting 67 of the 68 games and earning Pro Bowl honors following the 2008 season. A first-round pick in 2006, Joseph finished 2010 on injured reserve (foot) but was general manager Mark Dominick’s top priority this week.

Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com reports Joseph’s deal is worth $52.5 million with $19 million guaranteed.

A second-round pick (59th overall) out of Boston College in the same draft that netted Joseph, Trueblood has started 68 of 77 career games, though he spent the few weeks of the 2010 season playing behind restricted free agent James Lee.

Koenen, 29, has spent the last six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, who signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Western Washington in 2005. For his career, Koenen has a net average of 37.4 yards and has placed 150 of his 440 career punts inside the opponents’ 20-yard line. Koenen has also handled kickoff duties for the Falcons and has 51 touchbacks of 161 kickoffs (31.7%) over the last two seasons.


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