The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are still working on a longterm contract with wide receiver Chris Godwin per ESPN’s Dianna Russini. Per Russini’s sources the team is currently trying to iron out a deal with Godwin before today’s 4pm franchise tag deadline.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are currently working on a long term contract for receiver Chris Godwin. If a deal is not struck between the two sides by 4pm today, expect Tampa Bay to tag him for the second consecutive year, per sources.
One source "This could come down to the wire"
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) March 8, 2022
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Russini also reports that if a deal is not done by 4pm to “expect” the team to use the franchise tag on Godwin for the second consecutive year.
Godwin has been a key part of the Buccaneers offense leading the team in both receiving yards and receptions last season. Speaking of last season, Godwin played the 2021 season on the franchise tag. Tagging him for a second time would mean his salary cap hit would be just over $19 million for the 2022 season.
Godwin is still very young with a lot of good football ahead of him. The Buccaneers have said re-signing him was their top priority. If the team does in fact tag Godwin, they still have until July 15th to come to terms on a long-term contract.
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