“Throughout his time as a Buccaneer, Demar has consistently shown improvement in every facet of his game,” said Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht. “It is especially gratifying when you can see a player develop within your own organization and then reward him for that hard work. Since arriving here as a college free agent in 2009, Demar has worked extremely hard and developed into one of the top offensive tackles in the league. He will continue to play a key role on our offensive line for years to come.”
Dotson (6-9, 315), the longest-tenured current Buccaneer, originally entered the league as a college free agent out of Southern Mississippi in 2009, having played one season of college football as a defensive lineman. In seven seasons, he has played in 76 career games, with 52 starts, including starting 50 of the last 54 contests he has appeared in.
In 2012, Dotson started 15 games and was part of an offensive line that tied for the third-fewest sacks allowed in the NFL (26), while helping pave the way for rookie running back Doug Martin’s 1,454 rushing yards – the second-most in a single season in franchise history. From 2012-14, Dotson started 47 consecutive games, helping anchor the offensive line.
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