Buccaneers re-sign tackle Donovan Smith to 3-year deal

Buccaneers re-sign tackle Donovan Smith to 3-year deal

Donovan Smith is staying in Tampa Bay.

The Buccaneers have re-signed the offensive tackle to a three-year contract keeping him on the roster through the 2021 season, the team announced Tuesday.

While financial details were not discosed, NFL Media reports the deal is for $41.25 million and includes $27 million fully guaranteed.

“Donovan has been a valuable player and a model of durability since we drafted him four years ago,” Bucs general manager Jason Licht said in a statement. “We always aim to develop our players and reward them for their productivity and reliability, so keeping Donovan as a Buccaneer was a major priority for us this offseason.”

With the signing, Smith avoids the franchise tag and ends weeks of speculation the team was going to use the tender to secure more time for negotiations.

Smith, 25, was selected by the Bucs with the No. 34 overall pick of the 2015 draft out of Penn State. He has started and played all 64 games in his career thus far.