Report: Bucs reach deal with Jeremy Zuttah

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have more salary-cap space than any other NFL club and they’ve struck an agreement to use a chunk of it on guard Jeremy Zuttah.

It’s no surprise the Bucs stepped up to sign Zuttah, according to Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times, as he played for new coach Greg Schiano at Rutgers.

Terms of the deal were not available but this move allows the Bucs to turn their attention to kicker Connor Barth. Otherwise, expect the club to place the franchise tag on Barth before today’s 4 p.m. deadline.

Zuttah has been a versatile performer for the Bucs and could eventually become the replacement for veteran center Jeff Faine. Zuttah is the third young lineman to be signed by the Bucs, following left tackle Donald Penn and guard Davin Joseph.

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