The Bucs were elated when O.J. Howard slipped to them on the opening of the draft, and have now gotten their man in the fold on the eve of their OTAs getting underway.
The team announced their agreement, which will be a four-year deal with a fifth-year option worth approximately $11.1 million, on social media Monday afternoon:
Pen to paper and IT’S OFFICIAL! O.J. Howard has signed his rookie contract!
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) May 22, 2017
Howard is the first tight end the Bucs have ever taken in the first round, and as you can see, he and GM Jason Licht are all smiles.