The Facts: The Bucs are keeping Brate. According to CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora, the veteran TE has a new six-year deal in Tampa.
Diehards Line: Brate was a restricted free agent who was expected to draw one of the higher tenders. Now that's moot and the Buccaneers keep some serious scoring power. Brate and O.J. Howard each had six TDs to tie for the team lead. Will they continue to share equally? Brate's six-year deal suggests they will.