Tampa Bay Buccaneers sign C Evan Dietrich-Smith

Evan Dietrich-Smith took over as the starting center from Jeff Saturday late in the 2012 season and played solid in limited action and then graded out as Pro Football Focus’ 8th ranked center in 2013 in his first full season as a starter. He’s still just a one year wonder, but this deal is a steal, getting him for under 4 million dollars per year. I can’t believe the Packers...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers lose Evan Dietrich-Smith to Tampa Bay

According to multiple reports, center Evan Dietrich-Smith has signed a four-year deal worth $14.5 million dollars to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Dietrich-Smith has spent the last four years in Green Bay, and the Packers’ strategy during the free agency period has been to keep things close to the vest and focus on re-signing players, rather than bringing in new talent. Green...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Evan Dietrich-Smith Signs With The Buccaneers

Packers C Evan Dietrich-Smith Tom Silverstein has been a busy guy, first reporting on the resigning of defensive end/nose tackle BJ Raji and now reporting that center Evan Dietrich-Smith has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.   #Packers lose their first free agent. C Evan Dietrich-Smith is signing with Tampa Bay, according to an NFL source. — Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs continue rebuilding offensive line, agree to terms with Evan Dietrich-Smith

TAMPA, Fla. -- Another new offensive lineman is coming to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The team agreed to terms Friday with Evan Dietrich-Smith, formerly of the Green Bay Packers, on a four-year deal worth $14.25 million, per FOX Sports NFL Insider Peter Schrager. A five-year veteran, Dietrich-Smith has played in 61 games with 25 starts. He's listed as a center, but he could receive...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Sign C Evan Dietrich-Smith

  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that they have signed former Packers C Evan Dietrich-Smith on Friday. The #Bucs have agreed to terms with C/G Evan Dietrich-Smith! #itsabucslife pic.twitter.com/WZubilwP66 — Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) March 14, 2014 Ian Rapoport reports that Dietrich-Smith receives a four-year deal worth a total of $14.25 million. Dietrich-Smith...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

If EDS Leaves, Who's Next at Center for Pack?

Last year's starting center, Evan Dietrich-Smith, remains unsigned. Should he leave Green Bay in free agency, where do the Packers turn in their hunt for a fourth starter in four years? We take a look at a sparse group of free agents and this year's draft class.
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Should Move Quickly to Re-Sign Evan Dietrich-Smith

The Green Bay Packers are not big players when it comes to free agency, they have never have been and never will be under the leadership of general manager Ted Thompson. While Thompson is constantly ridiculed year in and year out for his lack of activity in free agency — most of the time, his patience is proven right when players, who sign ridiculously large contracts are cut two...
Via PPR Fantasy Football
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Packers Free Agent C Evan Dietrich-Smith Visiting With The Buccaneers

  Pro Football Talk first reported that Packers free agent C Evan Dietrich-Smith will visit with the Buccaneers. Dietrich-Smith, 28, proved to be one of the better centers in the league this season.  Green Bay has done a good job of acquiring quality depth on the offensive line, and re-signing Dietrich-Smith would finalize the rebuilding process. The Buccaneers are in the process...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Free agent Dietrich-Smith will let free agency play out

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Most Green Bay Packers players who are about to hit free agency find some way of publicly stating that their preference is to re-sign with the team. James Jones did just that this year, as did John Kuhn and Mike Neal. Whether they truly meant it or just found it to be the best thing to say in the situation, the three of them represent the vast majority. Evan Dietrich...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Dietrich-Smith to remain with Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith has signed his one-year restricted free-agent tender. Dietrich-Smith was given the lowest qualifying offer, which carries a value of 1.323 million. Though Green Bay had a right to match any offer to Dietrich-Smith, there would have been no compensation associated with it if another team had successfully signed him...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

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