The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that they’ve agreed to terms with center Joe Hawley on Wednesday.
Hawley, 28, was taken in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Falcons. Atlanta wound up signing him to a two-year, $6 million contract that included $3 million guaranteed back in March of 2014. However, Hawley was unfortunately among the Falcons’ roster cuts at the start of the 2015 season.
The Buccaneers signed him to a two-year contract is worth $5.75 million that included $1.25 million fully guaranteed a few weeks later.
In 2016, Hawley appeared in 15 games for the Buccaneers and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 28 center of 37 qualifying players.
We had him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.