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Bucs bring back special-teams ace Josh Robinson on 2-year deal



The Bucs are bringing back another free agent from 2016, re-signing special-teams standout Josh Robinson to a two-year deal.

Robinson, 26, played only two snaps on defense last season, but was stellar as a gunner on coverage teams, leading the Bucs with 12 special-teams tackles and helping punter Bryan Anger reset team records for net punting and punting average.

"If that guy doesn't get voted into the Pro Bowl as a gunner, something's wrong," coach Dirk Koetter said last season -- in truth, Robinson wasn't even on the Pro Bowl ballot, which had Russell Shepard (who just signed with Carolina) as its special-teamer on the ballot.

Robinson was listed as a cornerback last season, but spent the final month of the season practicing as a safety and is more likely to play there if he were to get on the field defensively this season. ESPN reported his contract as two years and $6.5-million, though that figure may include incentives.

He's the sixth free agent the Bucs have re-signed, along with punter Bryan Anger, defensive end Will Gholston, running back Jacquizz Rodgers, safety Chris Conte and defensive tackle Sealver Siliga.

[Last modified: Saturday, March 11, 2017 5:39pm]


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