View Full Version : Jermaine Phillips re-signs with the Bucs

03-05-2009, 05:53 PM

Posted by Mike Florio on March 5, 2009, 6:18 p.m.

After a mini-version of a free-agent tour, safety Jermaine Phillips decided that the best place for him to go was the place from which he came.

The Buccaneers have announced that Phillips has re-signed with the team.

Phillips has spent all seven seasons of his NFL career in Tampa, with 94 game appearances and 72 starts.

The fifth-round pick in the 2002 draft appeared in every game as a rookie, including the team’s victory in Super Bowl XXXVII.

Phillips first cracked the starting lineup in his second season (2003), starting eight games in 14 appearances.

Last season, he missed five games due to injury.

The Bucs also announced that tight end Jerramy Stevens and receiver Cortez Hankton have been re-signed. Hankton likely will be camp fodder and we’ve got nothing good to say about Stevens, so for a change we’ll say nothing.