07 May 2008
The basics: six years, $31 million. The intrigue: "The key to the deal is annual escalator clauses that increase Diehl's salaries between $750,000 and $1.1 million a year as long as he plays offensive tackle." 2007 was Diehl's first season at left tackle (he had played left guard previously), and the team was obviously happy with his performance -- but they've left themselves an out in case he slips.
23 comments, Last at 17 May 2008, 9:12am by Chris
The Bucs' rookie made a lot of big plays last year, but he'll need to cut down on turnovers and sloppy throws to live up to his draft status.