Ross Cockrell was a key midseason addition to the Buccaneers defense, so it’s no surprise the team is bringing him back for another go.

Per The Athletic’s Greg Auman, the Bucs re-signed the veteran corner on Tuesday, solidifying the fourth corner spot. Per Auman, Cockrell’s deal is also a two-year deal, which signifies how much Bruce Arians and this coaching staff like him.

“Ross Cockrell has been one of the best pickups we’ve had the entire season,” Arians told reporters a few months ago. The seventh-year corner appeared in 12 games, recording 11 total tackles and one pass deflection in 2020. His main contribution was on special teams, where he logged 46% of snaps during the aforementioned 12 games.

The Bucs also signed Giovani Bernard on Monday after a quiet first week of April. Check back in for updates on both players’ contracts later in the week.