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                   === Bucs sign OL Collins, release Penn ===
 
 Tampa,  FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a change at the
 left  tackle position  as they continue to revamp their roster in free agency,
 signing  former Cincinnati  Bengal  Anthony Collins  Thursday while  releasing
 incumbent starter Donald Penn.
 
 According to the team's website, Collins' deal is for five years.
 
 Collins  played in 15 games for the Bengals last season, starting seven times.
 In six NFL seasons, all with Cincinnati, the Kansas product has appeared in 59
 games.
 
 Penn  had spent  the last eight seasons  with the Buccaneers and landed a six-
 year,  $42 million  extension prior to the  2010 campaign. He earned a trip to
 the  Pro  Bowl that same  year, but had failed  to meet expectations in recent
 seasons.
 
 The  30-year old  has started Tampa Bay's  last 108 games at left tackle, tied
 for  the  fourth-longest streak in  club history. The  run began in the team's
 fifth game of the 2007 season.
 
 "We  want to  thank Donald for all he  has done for the Buccaneers both on and
 off the football field these past eight years," said Tampa Bay general manager
 Jason  Licht.  "Donald entered this league  as a college free agent and worked
 his  way into  becoming  an eight-year  starter for  this  team. Starting  108
 consecutive  games in  this league is quite an accomplishment and we thank him
 for his commitment and dedication to our franchise over the years. We wish him
 well in the future."
 
 
 
 
 03/13 17:44:33 ET