Smith and Bond Remain Bucs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed offensive tackle Donovan Smith to a three-year contract.

General Manager Jason Licht and Smith will speak scheduled for Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.

Smith (6′-6″, 338lbs) has started all 64 games for the Buccaneers since being selected by Tampa Bay in the second round (34th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. Smith’s 64 straight starts are tied for the third-longest mark among offensive tackles in the NFL. Smith joins Paul Gruber as the only players in franchise history to start every game in their first four seasons.

Tampa Bay also has re-signed linebacker Devante Bond.

Bond (6-1, 235) originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round pick (183rd overall) of the Buccaneers in the 2016 NFL Draft. He has played in 25 games, with six starts, for Tampa Bay, totaling 23 tackles and 13 special teams tackles. In 2017, he led the team with 10 special teams tackles. 

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