Demar Dotson isn’t done in Tampa Bay.
The Buccaneers have picked up the 2019 option on the contract the starting right tackle signed in August of 2016, the team announced Thursday.
We have picked up the 2019 option on T Demar Dotson.
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) March 7, 2019
Dotson, the longest-tenured player on Tampa Bay’s roster, is set to earn a base salary of $3.975 million with a prorated bonus of $125,000 and a per-game roster bonus of $750,000.
In total, he will count $4.8 million against the team’s salary cap in 2019.
Dotson, 34, signed with the Bucs as an undrafted free agent in 2009. His best performance came in 2017 when he allowed just 14 total pressures, which ranked second-fewest in the NFL among offensive tackles with 400 snaps or more.
Last season, Dotson started in 15 games for the Buccaneers.