- Height / Weight
- 6'4" / 245 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- July 3, 1991 (26)
- 4th Season
- 2014 / Rd. / Pk. (TB FA)
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced on Monday that they re-signed tight end Cameron Brate to a six-year deal. The deal is worth $41 million, with $18 million guaranteed. Brate has been a big red-zone target in the past two seasons and has 14 touchdown receptions over the past two years, which is third in the league in that span. Brate ranked fourth on the team this past season in terms of receptions, and if the Buccaneers and their offense can stay healthy, he should continue to succeed going forward, although he took a back seat to O.J. Howard late last season.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate looks to command a deal worth $6.5-7.5 million annually, according to Trevor Sikkema of Pewter Report. The high end of that would put Brate firmly in the top 10 at his position, though the Bucs may be reluctant to dish out that kind of coin, especially after taking O.J. Howard in the first round of last year's draft. Brate remained productive with 591 receiving yards in 2017 and has visited the end zone 14 times in his last two seasons -- third among tight ends behind only Jimmy Graham and Kyle Rudolph. Because he is a restricted free agent, the Bucs can keep Brate by matching any offer he receives on the open market.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate had a quiet day in the Buccaneers come-from-behind win versus the Saints. Brate ended the day with just three catches for 37 yards and no touchdowns on five targets. Brate had a roller coaster of a season, as he started off with touchdowns in four straight weeks, and then went six straight weeks without one. He was overshadowed in some games by rookie tight end O.J. Howard, which could potentially put his future in jeopardy for next season.