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.
Another key re-signing for the Bucs, who have agreed to terms with corner Ross Cockrell on a two-year deal. Key depth and special teams back for the Super Bowl champs.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) April 13, 2021
“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.