Rookie safety Mark Barron has signed a four-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers worth $5.5 million plus a $8.91 million signing bonus, according to reports. Pro Football Talk notes that Barron's contract contains no offset language, meaning he is fully guaranteed his money if the Bucs don't pick up his fifth-year team option.
Bucs, No. 7 pick Mark Barron strike a deal, per league source.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 20, 2012
Barron was selected with the No. 7 overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft this past April after earning All-American honors with the Alabama Crimson Tide in his last two seasons.
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