The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced that Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin has signed a contract agreement to remain defensive coordinator.
While the team did not release the terms, published reports have the contract at two years and worth $2 million a year.
Kiffin was the only Bucs coordinator not under contract after offensive coordinator/line coach Bill Muir and special teams coordinator Richard Bisaccia signed new deals last week.
Kiffin was being linked to a possible job with the Atlanta Falcons, if good friend Pete Carroll took the head coaching job. But those rumors died earlier this week.
Kiffin won't be the highest paid coordinator in the NFL. Dallas owner Jerry Jones made Jason Garrett the highest-paid assistant or coordinator in the league by making Garrett an offer on a $3 million per year contract on Thursday. Garrett accepted and became the team's offensive coordinator and assistant head coach.
Matthew Postins covers the Buccaneers for BucsBlitz.com and the Charlotte Sun-Herald in Port Charlotte, Fla. An award-winning member of the Pro Football Writers Association, he appears frequently on Scot Brantley Show from 3-6 p.m. weekdays on WHBO 1470-AM in Tampa-Clearwater.