Dotson, who skipped the Bucs' voluntary practices this offseason, wants a new contract but also realized that getting fined and losing money during a holdout wasn't the best way to get that point across.
“I didn’t want to lose any money,” Dotson said, per The Tampa Tribune. “It would have been like $100,000 (in total fines), and I don’t have $100,000 to lose. I want to keep my money. (Besides), that’s the only way to keep negotiations going.”
Dotson said the Bucs' stopped working with him on a new deal once he began to skip out on team activities. He's hoping his return will put the negotiation back on the table.
“They weren’t going to negotiate with me staying out, so I think this was the best move to make,” Dotson said of returning to camp. “(Negotiations) haven’t started yet, but I think it’s going to be real soon.”
Dotson has started 47 of 48 games for the Bucs over the last three years.
Dotson said he will end his holdout to participate, per the Tampa Tribune. He had skipped OTAs while negotiations on a new deal were ongoing.
He has started 47 of 48 games for Tampa Bay over the last three seasons.
Dotson chose to not attend the voluntary practices until he and the team can agree on a new contract. Both sides have been engaged in negotiations but have yet to settle on a deal.
Dotson has started all but one game for the Buccaneers over the last three seasons.
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