Buccaneers Sign Johnthan Banks to 4-Year Contract

TAMPA, Fla. (WCBI/NBC Sports) — The Buccaneers have signed second-round pick Johnthan Banks, the club said Thursday.

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Johnthan Banks has officially made the leap to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as he signed a 4-year deal with the team on Thursday.

A cornerback from Mississippi State, the 6-foot-2, 185-pound Banks is one of the new additions to a revamped Tampa Bay secondary. The Buccaneers traded their 2013 first-round pick to the Jets for cornerback Darrelle Revis, then used their top remaining selection (No. 43) on Banks, who notched 63 tackles and intercepted four passes as a senior for the Bulldogs.

Banks could contribute right off the bat for the Buccaneers, who have the makings of a very good cornerback corps if Revis comes back strong off an ACL tear and Eric Wright plays to his best form.

The signing of Banks leaves the Buccaneers with all but one draft pick — quarterback Mike Glennon — under contract, the club said.

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