Tampa Bay added to its depth on Tuesday with the starters already in place for 2021. The Buccaneers re-signed cornerback Ross Cockrell to a two-year contract, returning a backup who contributed throughout the playoffs.
The Athletic’s Greg Auman reported the news. “Key depth and special teams back for the Super Bowl champs,” Auman wrote.
Update: Cockrell has actually signed. Done deal for Bucs.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) April 13, 2021
Auman added that Cockrell “gives the Bucs a fourth proven corner — filled in well last season when needed after starting the year in Tampa Bay’s practice squad.”
Cockrell saw action in all four postseason games for the Bucs amid injuries to the secondary. He played 20 snaps on defense in the Divisional Round win at New Orleans where he tallied a tackle and pass deflection.
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Tampa Bay took a step on depth for 2021, re-signing cornerback Ross Cockrell to a two-year contract.