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Alex Marvez

Alex Marvez is a Senior NFL Writer for FOXSports.com. He has covered the NFL for the past 18 seasons as a beat writer and is the former president of the Pro Football Writers of America. He also is a frequent host on Sirius XM NFL Radio.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms with guard Davin Joseph on a seven-year, $52.5 million contract with $19.5 million guaranteed, a source told FOXSports.com.

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Joseph was atop Tampa Bay’s priority list of pending free agents that it wanted to re-sign. Considered one of the league’s top interior linemen, the 27-year-old Joseph has started 67 games for the Bucs over the past five seasons.

Joseph’s mega-deal will help fill some of the ample salary-cap space (roughly $45 million to $50 million) that Tampa Bay had available earlier this week entering the offseason signing period.

The Bucs also have agreed to terms on a new contract with right tackle Jeremy Trueblood, according to WDAE-AM and ESPN.com.

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