TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offensive line is getting a Minnesota Vikings look.
Randall McDaniel, an 11-time Pro Bowl selection, joined former Vikings teammate Jeff Christy on the Bucs' revamped offensive line Wednesday, signing a three-year contract worth more than $6 million. The deal included a signing bonus of about $2 million.
''I'm anxious to start fresh again. I feel like a rookie all over again,'' the 35-year-old McDaniel said. ''That's a good feeling to have. At this age, I didn't know I could still feel that way.''
Released by Minnesota in a salary cap move on Feb. 10, McDaniel said he was fulfilling a desire to stay with a Super Bowl contender and work under coach Tony Dungy, a one-time Vikings assistant.
With the Bucs, McDaniel will be reunited with Christy, the two-time Pro Bowl center who signed a five-year, $17.5 million deal with the Bucs on Feb. 15.
Both players said they wanted to continue to play in the NFC Central, where they are familiar with Tampa Bay's division rivals. They added that Dungy's presence weighed heavily in their decisions to not listen to offers from other teams.
''If Tony wasn't down here, I don't think this would have ever happened,'' McDaniel said. ''I know what Tony has done. I know him from Minnesota and knew when he left to come down here that he would do a great job.''
Improving the offensive line has been general manager Rich McKay's top priority since the start of the free-agent signing period.
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