Buccaneers, Antoine Winfield Jr. agree to four-year deal

The Buccaneers have signed another key player this offseason.

Safety Antoine Winfield Jr. has agreed to a four-year contract with Tampa Bay, according to multiple reports.

Winfield was given the franchise tag in March to keep him with the club until at least 2024. Initial reports indicate that Winfield's deal is worth $84.1 million and $45 million is fully guaranteed, making Winfield the league's highest-paid defensive back.

Winfield, 25, was a second-round pick in the 2020 draft and has been a key part of the Bucs' defense since his rookie year when the club won Super Bowl LV. He recorded his best season in 2023, recording 122 total tackles, 12 passes defensed, three interceptions, six forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and 6.0 sacks. He was first-team All-Pro for the first time.

In 59 career games, Winfield has recorded seven interceptions, 11 forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries, 15.0 sacks, and 18 tackles for loss.

Along with Winfield's long-term deal, Bengals receiver Tee Higgins is the only remaining player tagged in 2024 who has not agreed to a new contract. While Higgins has requested a trade, the Bengals have indicated they are more willing to let the receiver play on a one-year franchise tender than negotiate a long-term contract.

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