TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — There has been one constant during a nine-game losing streak that’s undermined Tampa Bay’s season — the consistent play of Buccaneers guard Davin Joseph, the team’s lone Pro Bowl selection.
The anchor of an offensive line that’s considered the strength of the NFL’s youngest team, Joseph is headed to the annual all-star game in Hawaii for the second time in four years.
Despite falling apart following a 4-2 start, the Bucs (4-11) have allowed the ninth-fewest sacks in the league. They’ve also averaged 4.3 yards per rushing attempt, which ranks 13th heading into Sunday’s season finale at Atlanta.
The 2006 first-round draft pick signed a seven-year, $52.5 million contract in July and responded with perhaps the best season of his career.
Source: Associated Press