Oct 25, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (14) is interviewed by Fox Sports after the game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. The Buccaneers defeated the Raiders 45-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin signs franchise tender

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin signed his one-year franchise tender worth $15.9 million for the 2021 season.

Godwin was one of a number of players set for free agency before the Buccaneers used the franchise marker to retain him prior to the March 9 deadline.

Godwin can negotiate with other teams under the “non-exclusive” tag. The Buccaneers retain a right to match any contract offer. Should Godwin sign with another team and the offer is not matched, that team must send two first-round draft picks to Tampa Bay.

Godwin turned 25 in February and pairs with Mike Evans to form one of the top wide receiver duos in the NFL. He had 65 catches for 840 yards and seven touchdowns in 2020 despite dealing with injuries that included his finger, hip and quadriceps.

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