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According to an AP source, Jordan Whitehead has agreed to a 2-year, $9 million contract to rejoin the Buccaneers.

A source close to the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday that safety Jordan Whitehead and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reached an agreement on a two-year, $9 million contract that could be worth up to $10.5 million.

The individual spoke to the AP under oath since the contract couldn’t be signed until Wednesday afternoon, when the new league year officially began.

After playing with the New York Jets for the previous two seasons, 27-year-old Whitehead is returning to Tampa Bay. He was selected in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft and started for the Bucs defense that assisted Tom Brady in winning the Super Bowl in 2020.

Over the course of six seasons, Whitehead has played in 93 games, including 89 starts, and has 11 interceptions. In his two seasons with the Jets, he started every game. In 2023, he recorded a career-high four interceptions, three of which came in the team’s season-opening victory over the Buffalo Bills.

All-Pro safety Antoine Winfield Jr., who was a rookie when he and Whitehead were crucial members of the defense that stopped Patrick Mahomes in the Super Bowl, will reconnect with Whitehead at the Bucs.

A second new starter is expected to join Tampa Bay’s secondary in 2024 when third-year player Zyon McCollum gets a chance to take over for cornerback Carlton Davis, who was dealt to the Detroit Lions this week.

Rob Maaddi, an AP Pro Football Writer, contributed to this article.

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